A 10-6 record in 2010 and a strong roster of young players won’t be enough to get all of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home games on local television.
Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer told the St. Petersburg Times that ticket sales will be better this year than last year, when every home game failed to sell out and was therefore blacked out on local TV. But some blackouts are still likely.
“There’s an increase, obviously, with the popularity of the two night games,” Glazer said, referring to the Bucs’ prime time home games against the Colts and Cowboys. “But there’s still a ways to go.”
Glazer is optimistic that at least some games will sell out in 2011, unlike 2010.
“We’re hoping [for sellouts] this year,” Glazer said. “Obviously, the economy here is still in bad shape in the Tampa Bay area. But we think as the team wins and we move forward and the plan continues, the fans will start coming back.”