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Tampa Bay Buccaneers May Still Have Blackout Issues

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a certain amount of excitement surrounding the team after it was announced that they had chosen the 85 percent benchmark in accordance with the NFL's new blackout policy. Under that number, last season's attendance numbers would have met the 85 percent minimum. But a closer look is needed.

As Mark Cook of Pewter Report explains, the attendance numbers for the Bucs last season are skewered by two nationally-televised games that were both sellouts. The other games would not have made it under the 72-hour rule. It's all a lot to take in as the Bucs try to entice more viewership of their games both locally and at their stadium.

"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 Vice President of Business Administration Brian Ford.

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