The Buccaneers announced earlier this week they needed to sell 7,400 tickets this week to lift the local television blackout.
They did not.
Even though they’ve won four in a row, and are playing the 9-1 division-rival Falcons, the Bucs didn’t reach the 85 percent threshold of non-premium tickets sold, meaning local fans won’t be able to watch, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
This makes 18 of the last 21 Bucs games to be blacked out, and it makes you wonder when they will sell the place out.
Prices on many tickets are getting cheaper, and the product’s getting better, and it’s not as if they’re asking people to stand out in the cold.