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Buccaneers vs. Redskins blacked out locally

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers failed to sell enough tickets to get their home game against the Redskins televised, locally.

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For the 21st time in the last 23 games, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers' home game will not be televised because of failure to sell enough tickets. NFL rules state that when sales do not reach a minimum threshold at least 72 hours prior to kickoff, games are not permitted to be aired in television markets within 75 miles.

The Bucs needed to sell 85 percent of non-premium seating for Sunday's matchup against the Washington Redskins to lift the blackout, which is about 44,000 general seats. This means Bucs fans that plan on watching the game are going to have to think of an alternative, if they don't have tickets to the game already.

Fans will either have to drive more than 75 miles away to view the game, or they'll need to purchase tickets. Since this has been an issue for a while now, Bucs fans are more than likely learning to improvise, or just catching the highlights after the game.

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