Buccaneers Still 9,000 Tickets Short Of Avoiding Blackout

Hey Bucs fans: that hearty chuckle coming from across the peninsula sounds distinctly like the false sympathies of Jaguars Nation. Tampa Bay is 9,000 tickets short of avoiding a season-opening blackout, the PR calamity once associated with cross-state Jacksonville.There's still time, but not much: the team has until 4:25 p.m. Thursday to avoid the blackout, which would keep the Bucs' opening game against Carolina off of TV anywhere in a 75-mile radius.

Not only are the Bucs short, but they're short with the new league policy of allowing 85 percent capacity to nullify a blackout:

The Bucs were among only a few teams that elected to take the league's offer of selling 85 percent of the general seats -- about 44,000 -- in order meet the requirements for a sellout at RJS under the NFL's modified guidelines.

The Tampa Bay Times is also reporting that discounted tickets will go for as low as $15, which should at least momentarily halt all jokes about the London Jaguars on the west side of the state.

For more on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, check out Bucs Nation and SB Nation's NFL page.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.