PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- As the volume of the debate surrounding the National Football League's blackout policy has increased in recent years, perhaps no NFL team has been mentioned more frequently in that discussion than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Between 2010 and 2012, just five of the Bucs' last 24 home games have been shown on local television thanks to a league blackout policy dictating that games not sold out 72-hours ahead of kickoff be blacked out by stations broadcasting within a 75-mile radius of the home team's stadium. In this case, that building is Tampa's Raymond James (RJF) Stadium, which was the only NFL stadium built within the last 20 years by using only public funding. Simply put, both Tampa-area Bucs fans and non-fans alike were being prevented from watching games played in a $168.5 million stadium they paid for.
Why Tampa Bay Bucked NFL Blackouts
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