Buccaneers not raising season-ticket prices

TAMPA, Fla. -- When you’re coming off a 2-14 season, it’s not a good time to raise ticket prices.

Wisely, the Buccaneers didn’t go that route. They announced Thursday afternoon that season-pass memberships for 2015 will remain at the same price points for the seventh consecutive year.

“There is a heightened sense of excitement and anticipation throughout our community as we enter this offseason with the first overall selection in the upcoming NFL draft,’’ chief operating officer Brian Ford said. “As we build off that excitement, along with a strong lineup of home opponents, we are also pleased to continue providing our season pass members with one of the most affordable game-day experiences in the league for the 2015 season.”

I don’t see the sense of excitement being that high just yet. It’s not like the Bucs finished on some sort of winning streak or showed any cause for optimism.

But that No. 1 pick could change a lot of things. Adding Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston would go a long way toward exciting the fan base.