Published: Sep 09, 2010 9:54 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 10, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say their season opener Sunday against the Cleveland Browns will be blacked out locally.

It's the club's first regular-season blackout since 1997 — the year before the Bucs moved into Raymond James Stadium. Both home exhibition games were blacked out last month.

The team did not say how many tickets remained unsold at 1 p.m. Thursday, 72 hours before kickoff.