Following the retirement of quarterback legend Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a significant change to the seating arrangement at Raymond James Stadium. The temporary “Krewe’s Nest” seating section, which was initially installed to accommodate the surge in ticket sales due to Brady‘s magnetism, has been taken down.
According to sources at PewterReport, the “Krewe’s Nest,” encompassing 3,600 seats located in the south end zone, won’t feature in the 2023 season’s stadium setup. This section, introduced in 2022, took over a previously existing concourse and bore witness to Brady’s stellar third and last season with the Buccaneers.
To truly understand Brady‘s influence on the Buccaneers’ commercial aspect, we need to look at the attendance figures. Last season, the Buccaneers stood 14th in terms of average attendance per home game with a figure of 68,988 fans. However, when considering the total capacity fill rate of Raymond James Stadium, they impressively ranked third, trailing only San Francisco and Indianapolis.
The situation was quite different before Brady’s arrival in 2019. The Buccaneers were languishing in the 30th spot in terms of average home game attendance. Attracting an average of 51,898 spectators, they were ahead of only two NFL teams that season.
As the team charts its course in a post-Brady era, they have brought on board Baker Mayfield with a one-year deal to fill the quarterback role. Meanwhile, Tom Brady, after hanging up his cleats, has ventured into various businesses. He now holds ownership interests in a range of sports franchises, including the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, and most recently, English football’s Birmingham City FC.