At the team's final training camp practice, Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik is handing out free tickets to Tampa Bay's preseason home opener against Miami on Thursday, August 27. Dominik, who is also signing autographs, is only dishing out the tickets to fans who promise to come to the game.
Could this be a sign that blackouts may be coming for the Buccaneers this year? Despite an incredibly aggressive season ticket and individual ticket push this summer, the Bucs have not announced any sold out games yet. That's surprising considering that the 2009 season opener on Sept. 13 is at home against Dallas, which is a marquee NFC team. Also surprising is the fact that the Bucs' first "throwback game," in which the team will wear its 1976 Buccaneer Bruce creamsicle uniforms on Nov. 8, is not sold out.