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Bucs: No blackout if 85 percent of tickets sold

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

The Buccaneers announced Friday that they would be taking advantage of the league's recently-passed measure reducing the percentage of general admission ticket sales needed to avoid broadcast blackouts of home games.

As a result, the team says, any 2012 Buccaneer home games that sell 85 percent of non-premium tickets will be televised locally, rather than the 100 percent previously required.

"We hope that this move, along with lower ticket prices, starting at $30 for adults and $15 for children, will lead to more televised Buccaneer home games this year," said Vice President of Business Administration Brian Ford.

That's not to say the team won't still work to sell out each game. The team recently announced a plan for the home opener that includes free parking, concession discounts, and a giveaway to mark Ronde Barber's 200th straight start.

That game is Sept. 9 against the Panthers.

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