They may have more seats than they want, covered by tarps they don’t want, but the Jaguars aren’t interested in blackout relief.
Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that the Jags are passing on the league’s offer to reduce the percentage of tickets sold to avoid a television blackout to as low as 85 percent.
“We have not finalized our blackout number yet, but it will be the same as last year, or very close, to accomodate some seating initiatives we are considering unrelated to the blackout issue,” team president Mark Lamping said.
The Jags haven’t been blacked out since 2009, when nine of 10 home games, including both preseason games, were not shown on local television.
So far, the Buccaneers are the only team to take the league up on the offer to lower the threshold, meaning they’ll potentially have to share more revenue in exchange for the home market seeing the game on TV.
The Titans, Chargers, Bills and Colts have said no thanks as well.