For the first time since the doors opened at Raymond James Stadium in 1998, Tampa Bay area fans will not be able to see a Bucs game locally on television.
The team said Tuesday that its preseason home opener against the Chiefs on Saturday night will not be shown live on Ch. 8, which carries its preseason games.
Ch. 8 will air the game on tape delay at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The last Bucs game not shown locally was Oct. 27, 1997, when the team played at Houlihan’s Stadium.