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Buccaneers Announce Plans to Mitigate Television Blackouts

Posted Jul 13, 2012

Tampa Bay will take full advantage of the new NFL policy that allows teams to reduce the percentage of general admission ticket sales necessary to avoid blackouts for their own home games, going to the minimum allowed figure of 85%


On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced plans to take advantage of the National Football League's recently-passed measure reducing the percentage of general admission ticket sales needed to avoid local broadcast blackouts of home games.  As a result, any 2012 Buccaneer home games that sell 85% of non-premium tickets will be televised locally, rather than the 100% previously required.

 

"We hope that this move, along with lower ticket prices, starting at $30 for adults and $15 for children, will lead to more televised Buccaneer home games this year," said Buccaneers Vice President of Business Administration Brian Ford."

 

The Buccaneers recently announced an initiative designed to sell-out the September 9 home opener versus the division rival Carolina Panthers that offers free parking in select lots, half-off food and non-alcoholic concessions, as well as a giveaway celebrating Ronde Barber's 200th straight start.