TAMPA, Fla. -- Good news Bucs fans, your long local TV blackout nightmare appears to be over.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that all home games will be televised locally this year, including the two home pre-season games at Raymond James Stadium.
Bucs fans have been left wanting in recent years, as league blackout rules have kept the team's well-attended (but not that well attended) games off of the local airwaves. Last year, the NFL changed the rules to allow games that reach 85% of a sellout to be broadcast -- but the Bucs kept missing even this lowered threshold.
There are still tickets available to every home game, with the exception of the already sold out Dec. 21 dust-up against the Green Bay Packers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Buccaneers.com.
All Home Games to Be Televised Locally
Based on ticket sales projections, the Buccaneers have ensured that all of their 2014 home games will be broadcast on local television, including the upcoming preseason games at Raymond James Stadium
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are projected to surpass the NFL’s threshold of 85% tickets sold for the majority of the team’s home regular season slate of games in 2014. Based on those sales projections, the team ensures that all 2014 home games will be broadcast locally. The Buccaneers are also ensuring that the two preseason home games against the Miami Dolphins (8/16) and Washington Redskins (8/28) will be broadcast live by the team's official preseason broadcast partner WFLA-TV News Channel 8.
The Buccaneers host their intra-state rival the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 pm. The game will be broadcast live on WFLA-TV News Channel 8 beginning with the “Bucs Bonus Pregame Show” at 7:00 p.m.
Individual game tickets in most price categories remain available for all games except for Tampa Bay's Week 16 matchup against Green Bay, which is currently sold out. Season pass member packages are also available. Fans should visit the Tickets section here on Buccaneers.com for more information.