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SBD/September 6, 2012/NFL Season Preview
Bucs Making Effort To Win Back Fans With Gameday Specials, Stadium Improvements
Published September 6, 2012
DOWN TO BUSINESS: In Tampa, Stephen Holder noted Schiano, Bucs co-Chair Bryan Glazer and GM Mark Dominik “made good use" of an appearance at Tuesday's "Chalk Talk" event at the Grand Hyatt, an "annual gathering bringing together the Clearwater Regional, St. Petersburg and Greater Tampa Chambers of Commerce.” Glazer made his sales pitch speaking before an “influential audience that included the kind of corporate customers the team needs more of.” Glazer said, “We're going to need you in our corner when we kick off at 4:25 this Sunday so we can re-establish an atmosphere that will fuel our team and frustrate our opponents.” Glazer “reiterated the team's efforts to close the sales gap created by a recessed local economy and apathy about the team,” citing efforts to “maintain or lower ticket prices.” He added that the team “asked for later kickoff times for early-season games to address the heat-related concerns of fans.” Bucs WR Vincent Jackson, RB Doug Martin and S Mark Barron also attended the event (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 9/5).