TAMPA, Fla (WFLA) – Cedrick Christopher is one Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan who had a plan for watching Wednesday’s game.
Christopher wore a poncho to the gate but planned to get rid of it once inside. “I have the luxury of being in a suite tonight,” he said. “So it’s a little nuts because it’s preseason, but because I’m in a suite I figure I can make it.”
Others planned to brave the rain and wet conditions to watch their beloved Bucs battle the Washington Redskins is the team’s final preseason game.
While the rain did keep the crowds at bay, some fans refused to stray from their routines. Becky Copeland and Matt Lupori tailgated in the rain. Albeit, they had a tent set up and enjoyed their beverages in a dry atmosphere.
Copeland explained she and her friend come to almost all the games. Showing up in the rain isn’t that unusual.
“(We are) fans that come to all the games,” Copeland said. “It’s actually quiet and peaceful. No one else is out here, and I’d rather be out here than sitting at home or fighting traffic.”
Jeff Glosson didn’t have a choice. He had to come to Wednesday night’s game. His son is performing at halftime.
“Our young man here is playing; at halftime they’re doing a scrimmage,” Glosson said. “His youth football team, the Bradenton Ravens, are going to be doing a scrimmage at halftime. So we’re here to support out Buccaneers and our favorite football player.”