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A fan holds up tickets outside the stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium.

I get it. You’re excited. We all are. This Bucs win yesterday was never a sure thing. Oh sure we hoped for a win, but beating the Packers at Lambeau? That was not something you could just assume would happen, no matter how faithful of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan you are. But they did it. And now we’re in. The countdown to the Super Bowl is on and you’re thinking maybe, just maybe, you may try to get your hands on tickets.  After all, it is in Tampa… so hey you’re saving some money already!

I get why you want to go to the Super Bowl.  Bucs fans have suffered heartaches and headaches for years. I also get your desire to get a Super Bowl ticket because I actually did it two years ago. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski’s last Super Bowl… I had to be there. (Little did I know it wouldn’t be their last.) I jumped in the car and did the drive from Tampa to Atlanta. I didn’t have a ticket. I just wanted to be there… and maybe, just maybe I’d somehow I’d see the game in person. I did actually end up going inside to watch Super Bowl 53. But it’s only because I was patient and waited for just the right moment. So I have some advice for you if you’re thinking about busting out the plastic to put down thousands for a Super Bowl 55 ticket.

Good luck! I feel fortunate because I went to a Super Bowl not many people cared about so I got in for about $2,500, which is still ridiculous. Will prices drop that low for the Super Bowl in Tampa? We’ll have to wait and see… but given that this is Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes… I doubt we’ll see any tickets drop to that level. I ended up buying my tickets at 2AM on the morning of the game. I was in the 2nd row of the balcony near the 30 yard line. The ticket would have cost me $5,000-$6,000 just a few days earlier.

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