Dan Orlovsky and Domonique Foxworth debate which team will be more successful: Tom Brady or Dak Prescott. (1:38).
Tickets for the NFL's 2021 first matchup will be quite expensive for fans who want to see Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys.
Vivid Seats reports that the average ticket price for Thursday's Tampa game at Raymond James Stadium, Florida is $582. This is the highest ticket price for a Bucs match in the last 10 years.
According to Vivid Seats, this is also the sixth-most expensive ticket ever for a Tampa Bay sporting event. Two Super Bowls (LV & XLII), 2017 College Football National Championship Game, and Game 5 of 2021 Stanley Cup Finals are the events that will precede the 2021 season opener.
I was just looking at secondary-market websites and noticed that #Bucs vs. Cowboys tickets (Section 112, Row B behind the Bucs bench) were going for $8,728 each Joey Knight. (@TBTimes_Bulls September 4, 2021
The hype surrounding the teams could have contributed to the high price of the game.
Tampa Bay will defend its title after winning the Super Bowl last year. Brady and his team have had more time to become comfortable with one another after a long offseason. Bucs fans can feel confident about their chances of repeating with the help of many returning players on both sides.
Prescott should be the center of attention in Dallas, which will add to the star power and excitement this game brings. Prescott will play his first game since injuring his ankle in Week 5. After undergoing treatment for his shoulder injury and an ankle problem, the 28-year old quarterback stated that he was excited to return to the field. Zack Martin, his best protector, is unlikely to be able to play due COVID-19.
Tampa is not unfamiliar with big events. The Bucs and Lightning recently celebrated their championships, while the Rays were in World Series.