The NFL is worried about fans choosing to sit home and watch games on TV instead of filling up stadiums. That's part of why the poorly-attended Bucs game Sunday against the Lions was blacked out locally. But those who braved the heat to go to Raymond James Stadium and needed a refreshment were rewarded with ridiculously long waits.
Some Bucs fans complained of waiting between 30 minutes and one hour for beers and food at stadium concession stands.
Fans who waited the full hour spent 33 percent of the game waiting to drink and or eat.
The TV station 10 News Tampa reports the problems happened during the Bucs home opener, which featured 15,000 empty seats at the stadium known as "RayJay."
The Bucs didn't return WTSP's calls asking for comment and the offices of Levy Restaurants, the team's food vendor, weren't open on Monday. The corporate office in Chicago released a statement but refused to answer questions.
Bucs fans also had issues with concession stand delays during the team's first preseason game against the Patriots. The team apologized by giving half-priced food and drinks to fans at Sunday's game. Looks like they'll have to try something else.