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Raiders sell out third straight game

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The Oakland Raiders sold out their first two home games of the 2011 regular season.  Not surprisingly, the first home game since the passing of long-time owner Al Davis also has been sold out.

Steve Corkran of BayAreaNewsGroup.com reports that enough tickets were sold before the Thursday deadline to lift the local blackout for Sunday’s game against the Browns.  It’s the first time the team has sold out three straight games since 2008.

Per Corkran, CEO Amy Trask urges fans to show up early so that they can enjoy the planned tributes for Mr. Davis, who died on October 8.

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42 Responses to “Raiders sell out third straight game”
  1. edmazeing1 says: Oct 13, 2011 5:51 PM

    The black hole is alive

  2. nineroutsider says: Oct 13, 2011 5:59 PM

    DHB do your thing…yes a fantasy post, but Raider fans won’t mind!

    Glad to see both Bay Area teams are alive and well. The Raiders are playing well enough to sellout every week and I am sure they will.

  3. 1captain1 says: Oct 13, 2011 6:03 PM

    Breaking news:

    God has been fired for just cause and the remainder of His contract will be with-held…

    Al Davis is NOW GOD!!!!

  4. upyoursnfu says: Oct 13, 2011 6:10 PM

    Talk about fair weather fans…..they should be proud of this? Move them back to LA, infact move them to Mexico

  5. seneca1ss says: Oct 13, 2011 6:20 PM

    What a bunch of sell outs (we keeps it REAL in Tampa)

  6. deepseabreeze says: Oct 13, 2011 6:21 PM

    there is only one true nation. the raider nation

  7. pspring63 says: Oct 13, 2011 6:24 PM

    Certainly no coincidence that the Browns are the opponent.

  8. r8rsfan says: Oct 13, 2011 6:29 PM

    If you build a winner, they will come.

  9. ninerdynasty says: Oct 13, 2011 6:36 PM

    just wait until they lose a couple of games in a row.

  10. raiderbeliever says: Oct 13, 2011 6:40 PM

    Stay focused and whoop Browns arse!!!

    Better yet, “Just Win, Baby!!!!!!”

  11. citynative says: Oct 13, 2011 6:53 PM

    From a 49er fan…. good for the Raiders. Glad to see the Bay’s teams on the rise.

  12. vahawker says: Oct 13, 2011 6:53 PM

    Must be the addition of Curry

  13. beauregard says: Oct 13, 2011 6:54 PM

    Wow, three whole straight sell outs. The Nation is indeed alive……
    Meanwhile, Denver has sold out EVERY Game since 1970. That would be every game for over forty years.

  14. therolandobottom says: Oct 13, 2011 6:56 PM

    Tampa? That was a joke right?

  15. dasmol says: Oct 13, 2011 7:05 PM

    You should see the rims on that bandwagon.

  16. stixzidinia says: Oct 13, 2011 7:12 PM

    3 whole games huh? Nice streak you got going there. The gang members/fans must’ve carjacked more people lately and sold more rock to scrape up funds to jump on board the bandwagon.

  17. wetpaperbag2 says: Oct 13, 2011 7:19 PM

    upyoursnfu says: Oct 13, 2011 6:10 PM

    Talk about fair weather fans…..they should be proud of this? Move them back to LA, infact move them to Mexico
    ———————————————–

    What you failed to realize is that after the 2002 season, the team’s play has been laughable and lackluster to down right embarrassing at times.

    It wasn’t a coincidence that fan attendance improved once the team showed that they can put a quality product on the field and actually be…you know…good. You cannot blame ANY fanbase for not wanting to shellout $$$ for a crappy product year in and year out.

    Fans in Oakland were simply tired of paying for a product that at one time was called, “The dumbest football team in America” (coined by then head coach Bill Callahan)

  18. longlivebigal says: Oct 13, 2011 7:21 PM

    THE SILVER AND BLACK IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!
    GET USED TO IT….BLACK & SILVER, BLACK & SILVER, BLACK & SILVER……………………

  19. tdk24 says: Oct 13, 2011 7:24 PM

    The game vs the Jets was very loud. I can’t imagine how loud this one is going to be.

  20. omega49 says: Oct 13, 2011 7:26 PM

    I wish I was back in Oakland rooting for my team up close and personal. GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!

  21. commandercornpone says: Oct 13, 2011 7:30 PM

    raiders cant keep it up every week.

  22. chargerbolt says: Oct 13, 2011 7:43 PM

    uhhhh…you don’t say. you might wanna mention all the FREE tickets they gave away.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/high-school-sports/ci_19090400

    Raiders suck!
    Show me your lighting bolt!

  23. joetoronto says: Oct 13, 2011 8:01 PM

    The Raiders are finally good and the place is selling out, what’s the excuse for the Chargers?

    The beach, weather, it’s all bullcrap.

  24. joetoronto says: Oct 13, 2011 8:14 PM

    beauregard says: Oct 13, 2011 6:54 PM

    Wow, three whole straight sell outs. The Nation is indeed alive……
    Meanwhile, Denver has sold out EVERY Game since 1970. That would be every game for over forty years.
    *************************************************
    Remember your words, beauregard.

  25. realist0000 says: Oct 13, 2011 8:20 PM

    @chargerbolt

    It’s interesting that you find time to post your pathetic rants on an article that has absolutely nothing to do with the San Diego Super-Chokers. Why don’t you go and buy a ticket to the Chokers game this weekend with the visiting Dolphins? I hear they’re blacked out again, just sayin….

  26. superbowlvirgins1970 says: Oct 13, 2011 8:32 PM

    @realist0000

    That was last weeks game that was blacked out against the Fins. Charger fans are basically disgruntled ex-Raiders fans that are still pissed they left LA to go back to Oakland. While there’s optimism in Oakland, there’s absolutely no loyalty in San Diego. They’re winning, and they’re still not selling out.

  27. jabroni1 says: Oct 13, 2011 8:52 PM

    @chargerbolt

    Ligting bolt? Is that the thing that holds recessed lighting up in the ceiling or what?

  28. Robert says: Oct 13, 2011 8:59 PM

    A few months ago the California Penal System let out an impressive 50,000 offenders.

    Could this be the reason?

  29. raiderapologist says: Oct 13, 2011 9:05 PM

    beauregard says: Oct 13, 2011 6:54 PM

    Wow, three whole straight sell outs. The Nation is indeed alive……
    Meanwhile, Denver has sold out EVERY Game since 1970. That would be every game for over forty years.

    Congrats. Denver fans are damned proud to be spending good money on a crap team.

    It’s nice to see things are getting back to normal around here.

  30. huejackson says: Oct 13, 2011 9:39 PM

    upyoursnfu says: Oct 13, 2011 6:10 PM

    Talk about fair weather fans…..they should be proud of this? Move them back to LA, infact move them to Mexico
    —————————————————–
    Unlike ur team Raiders have fans across the world..
    I can guaranteed you that Raider fans from all the around the world are going to be at this special games.
    We are not fair weather fans..How can we be have u seen the last 8 years? We have….
    It’s because the Raiders are in Oakland sometimes the games don’t get sold out.. People of Oakland are not rich old ladies like Pats fans but the difference is Pats fans dont have a Nation… When it’s a game of this magnitude the Nation will show up..People from UK to USA We will be there..
    We are 1.. We are Nation…..WE ARE THE RAIDER NATION

  31. radrntn says: Oct 13, 2011 9:46 PM

    nineroutsider says:
    Oct 13, 2011 5:59 PM
    Glad to see both Bay Area teams are alive and well. The Raiders are playing well enough to sellout every week and I am sure they will.——————————–
    nice to know not all niners fans are not idiots , and niners look good as well…….it’s a long shot but I would love to see the raiders and niners in the superbowl….maybe it would create another earthquake like when the a’s played the giants in the world series.

  32. Chairman Al says: Oct 13, 2011 9:53 PM

    Fair weather fans?

    I’ve traveled for Raiders games three of the past four years, missing only one year because I was out of the country.

    I’m flying from DC to Oakland for this game.

    Fair weather? I have no idea what the weather will be when I get there; don’t really care either, but I know that I’ll feel the Autumn Wind!

  33. meeky1985 says: Oct 13, 2011 10:15 PM

    this game will be so live

  34. pantherpro says: Oct 13, 2011 10:26 PM

    Raider scum sells out. Must have given free tickets. After Al wears off back to blackouts. Nobody cares about Raiders unless you are a loser!

    Go Niners

  35. raiderraffeal says: Oct 13, 2011 10:29 PM

    Came out for the home opener from Seattle and had a blast. Wish i could be there for this one. Go Hard or Go Home… Go RAIDERS

    Raider Fan in Seattle

  36. bwisnasky says: Oct 13, 2011 10:47 PM

    beauregard says:
    Oct 13, 2011 6:54 PM
    Wow, three whole straight sell outs. The Nation is indeed alive……
    Meanwhile, Denver has sold out EVERY Game since 1970. That would be every game for over forty years.

    ————————————-

    I guess if you want to count half the tickets being bought by corporate sponsors as selling out… in any case, I seem to remember Invesco looking pretty damned empty by halftime last year against the Raiders… I’m just sayin…

  37. joebloww says: Oct 13, 2011 11:12 PM

    Commitment to mediocrity.

  38. platinumraider32 says: Oct 13, 2011 11:35 PM

    Wow!!!! The venom being spit by the Haters. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!! It can only mean one thing: The first step has been taken, being competitive. Now it’s time for the next step, winning when your supposed too. The next 3 will be the litmus test.

    They win the next 3, then we really have something to talk about.

    Keep it up Haters because I’m loving all of you right about now!

  39. beauregard says: Oct 14, 2011 12:41 AM

    I guess if you want to count half the tickets being bought by corporate sponsors as selling out… in any case, I seem to remember Invesco looking pretty damned empty by halftime last year against the Raiders… I’m just sayin…

    Yeah, forty years of corporate ticket buying…LOL!
    Kind of a reach don’t you think?
    At any rate after that Bronco game I bet you tore them up in the playoffs…..Oh wait..thaht’s right, sweep the AFC West and still missed the playoffs.
    That’s the Nation I know and love.

  40. buzzbissinger says: Oct 14, 2011 1:21 AM

    Makes me feel good that when the team I root for gets people so worked up that they have to come on threads for the sole purpose to talk smack.

  41. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 14, 2011 7:36 AM

    I couldn’t imagine routing for a team that didn’t have a true nation.. I guess that’s why i couldn’t route for any other team. Go RAIDERS!
    Brooklyn, USA.

  42. oldcracker says: Oct 14, 2011 1:22 PM

    “upyoursnfu says:

    Oct 13, 2011 6:10 PM

    Talk about fair weather fans…..they should be proud of this? Move them back to LA, infact move them to Mexico.”

    Isn’t Oakland located in North Mexico? Apparently, you haven’t been west of the Mississippi River for some time.

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