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Hoping for sellout, but Bucs not there yet



There’s a strong possibility the Bucs could see their first sellout crowd on Sunday if ticket sales continue to be brisk, but the game against the Steelers isn't quite a sellout yet.

The club has declined to characterize how many unsold seats remain, but given the undefeated Steelers’ popularity and large fan base and the Bucs’ 2-0 start, there’s guarded optimism at One Buc Place that Raymond James Stadium will be a full house.

"We hope our (fans) come out and support us," Morris said. "We hope we can get everybody out there and we can get the place packed. It's a great game. Two 2-0 teams."

If the game sells out but Thursday at 1 p.m. – 72 hours before kickoff – the game would be televised locally. The Bucs have had two preseason contests and their regular-season opener blacked out on local television, per NFL rules. There were two more  blackouts in the NFL on Sunday in other cities.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:54am]


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