Bucs closing in on snapping local television blackout streak
If you win, eventually they will come.
That is what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are discovering. The Bucs could avoid a local television blackout for the first time since the 2009 season this Monday when the host the Indianapolis Colts on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”
Surely, the prime-time appearance has something to do with the rush on tickets. Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com reports the Bucs have approximately 2,000 tickets remaining for the game. The club has until Friday evening to sell the remaining available seats and avoid a blackout after they were roughly 15,000 seats short in their first two home games of the season.
The Bucs had a big NFC South victory over the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday and that came on the heels of a comeback victory at Minnesota. Per the report, ticket dales for a prime-time game later in the season with the Dallas Cowboys are also going well. The Bucs should also sell out their “home game” with the Chicago Bears next month at London’s Wembley Stadium.
It’s nice to learn fans are coming out to support a team with a good young core. The Bucs should compete in the NFC South for some time.
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