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It wasn’t pretty.  They crawled across the finish line, but your Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making another run for the Super Bowl… even though they finished under .500 for the year.  With the loss yesterday in Atlanta, the Bucs finished 8-9 for the season.  But that was enough to win the division as the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons all finished 7-10.  So on we go.

Late last night, the NFL announced the Bucs would host the Monday Night Football game next week against the Dallas Cowboys.  Before you bust out the credit card and pick your seat at Raymond James Stadium, the math wizards at Financebuzz ran the numbers to see exactly when is the BEST and WORST day to buy tickets.  They looked at ticket sales on sites like Stub Hub and found that you can actually save almost 1/4 on the cost of tickets… IF you buy them on the right day.

When is that day?  They say the sweet spot, believe it or not, is game day itself.  Maybe it’s because scalpers are in a panic that they’ll get stuck with no buyer?  Maybe it’s because those who have to travel or make advance plans to buy tickets are now out of the market of buyers.  But for whatever reason, they found the average ticket cost on game day to be $198.04 on game day… the biggest price drop of the week.

So that’s the smart day to buy – when will you pay the most?  Between today (January 9, 2023) and 4 days before the game is when they think tickets will be the priciest.  They think 4 days before game day will be the peak of ticket prices for Monday’s game.  So plan accordingly if you want to see what could be Tom Brady’s last game at Ray Jay… or ever? [Source: Financebuzz]

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