Buccaneers announce they will have no blackouts this year

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The Buccaneers might or might not bounce back from a 4-12 record this season.

But if you live in the Greater Tampa-St. Petersburg area, you’ll be able to see it regardless.

The team announced that ticket sales were such that they have ensured that all of their 2014 home games will be broadcast on local television, including the upcoming preseason games.

The Bucs are projected to pass the 85 percent threshold, which means they might not have to buy many tickets (at 34 cents on the dollar) to keep the games on free local television.

They made a similar announcement last fall, but were regulars on the blackout list from 2010 to 2012. Opting for the lower threshold is a good move for a team trying to rebound, and rebuild a fanbase that’s been suffering for several years.