The Tampa bay Buccaneers have announced that none of the team's regular season games will be blacked out locally during the 2014 seasons. This includes the two home preseason games against the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. The Bucs are projected to sell enough tickets to avoid blackouts for most of the team's home games, and are willing to buy out any shortfall of tickets, which they can do at 34 cents on the dollar.
This is the second year in a row that the Bucs have guaranteed a lack of blackouts after seeing the majority of their home games not be televised locally from 2010 through 2012. Apparently the Bucs have come to the stunning conclusion that it's better for their brand if fans can actually see the games.
To avoid a blackout without buying up tickets, the Bucs would need to sell at least 85% of a given game's non-premium tickets. Raymond James has approximately 50,000 general admission seats, and the Bucs sold 58,818 tickets on average last season, according to Greg Auman.