At a time when all eyes are on Jacksonville and San Diego regarding the possibility that no eyes will be watching the respective home teams’ games in the local market, a highly unlikely candidate for a blackout has emerged.
The Dallas Cowboys.
According to CBS 11 in Dallas, the Giants-Cowboys game has not yet been sold out. And if it’s not sold out by 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, it might not be televised in the Dallas area.
Though nearly 100,000 fans are expected to attend, thanks to roughly 18,000 standing-room only party passes, 1,200 reserved seats that had been tied to a PSL obligation have been released to the public in an effort to get the tickets sold.
The move has ruffled the feathers of some folks who paid $5,000 per seat for the right to buy season tickets.
“I don’t quite understand why there’s tickets available without the PSL’s if they are good seats,” said Tom Gipson of Flower Mound, Texas, who plunked down $10,000 for a pair of PSLs. “But I guess with the price they couldn’t sell them all.”
Per CBS 11, the Cowboys won’t say how many tickets need to be moved in order to avoid a blackout.
Typically, an extension of the 72-hour deadline will be approved, if it appears that all of the tickets will be sold.
So in addition to the fact that there’s no television in anyone’s home that can rival the four-sided HD drive-in theater screen that hovers over the playing field at the brand-new venue, the reality very well might be that it’s the only set of screen on which the game will be televised in North Texas.