The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that fans will be able to see every home game on television this season. That includes Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. The announcement comes one day after the Bucs benched starting quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon.
The Glazers have watched as over the previous three seasons the Buccaneers saw 19 of their 23 home games blacked out. The Glazers had the opportunity to buy out remaining tickets for each of those games, and they wouldn't have been the first team to do so. While the Bucs did not announce how they were going to prevent blackouts, buying up unsold tickets is the only feasible way to do that.
The Bucs announced that the majority of home games were projected to pass the necessary ticket sales threshold of 85% of general availability tickets to prevent blackouts. "In appreciation for the loyal support of our fans throughout the Tampa Bay area, we have committed to televise the remaining seven home games of the 2013 season."
This will mark the first time since 2009 that local Buccaneers fans will be able to see every game on television.