Thousands of people tried to buy Buccaneers season tickets amid reports Tom Brady will sign

The Bucs ranked 30th in NFL attendance last season.

02-03-19: Atlanta, GA: Patriots quarterbqck Tom Brady is pictured on the podium with the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the confetti falls around him.  The New England Patriots met the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.    (Jim Davis /Globe Staff)
Fans flocked to buy Buccaneers season tickets amid reports of Tom Brady's signing. –Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Apparently, all it takes to drum up interest in your NFL franchise is to convince Tom Brady to join.

After ESPN’s Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter reported that the six-time Super Bowl champion was expected to sign with Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Times reported that more than 2,000 individuals were in an online queue to purchase Buccaneers season tickets.

At 7:15 p.m., there were 1,366 people in a line that took about 20 minutes to reach the main page, according to the Tampa Bay Times. At 7:40, the number reached 2,400.

NBC Sports Boston later reported that the queue took 50 minutes, with more than 4,000 people in line for tickets at Raymond James Stadium.

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Prices started at $404.80 per seat and maxed out at $3,822.50.

The Buccaneers ranked 30th out of 32 NFL teams in attendance in 2019, averaging 51,898 fans per game.

In contrast, the Patriots averaged 65,753 fans per game (19th in the league) and boast a season ticket waiting list that fans have waited 14 years on before getting the chance to buy seats.

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