TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that all seven remaining home games, including Sunday’s contest with Arizona, will be broadcast locally.
“In appreciation for the loyal support of our fans throughout the Tampa Bay area, we have committed to televise the remaining seven home games of the 2013 season,” Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer said in a statement released by the team.
In other words, the Bucs are pledging to buy up whatever tickets necessary to reach the 85-percent threshold required to lift local television blackouts. They're projecting most of the games will reach that threshold, but are promising to buy up tickets for any games that fall short of the threshold.
Tampa Bay’s home opener against New Orleans was broadcast live locally. But, prior to that, 19 of the last 24 regular-season home games had been blacked out. A limited number of tickets remain available for all home games and can be purchased on the team's website.