For teams having trouble selling enough non-premium seats to lift the local television blackout, there’s a potential oasis on the schedule that virtually guarantees a sellout.
The Pittsburgh Steelers.
Next weekend, the Steelers return to Tampa for the first time since winning Super Bowl XLIV. And the folks at JoeBucsFan.com report that, as of Friday, only 4,000 tickets remained.
Per JoeBucsFan.com, the Buccaneers are confident that the rest of the tickets will be sold.
Frankly, we’re surprised that Steelers fans in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Jacksonville, Savannah, Miami, and, well, Pittsburgh area haven’t already snatched up the remaining seats.
Maybe the economy really is in the crapper right now.