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Bucs-Steelers will be blacked out



Sunday's game between the Bucs and Steelers at Raymond James Stadium will be blacked out in the Tampa Bay area, Bucs spokesman Jonathan Grella said.

Several thousand tickets remained unsold by 1 p.m., the 72-hour deadline by which an NFL game has to be sold out to avoid a local blackout. Teams can ask for a 24-hour extension, but there was no need, Grella said.

"Based on the pace of ticket sales, we weren't going to achieve a sellout in time, even with an extension,'' Grella said.

-- RICK STROUD, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:59pm]


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