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No blackout for the Raiders

Denarius Moore, Chris Prosinski AP

The Black Hole will not be blacked out on local television.

After getting an extension from the league to sell enough non-premium tickets to avoid a blackout of the Raiders’ game against the Buccaneers, the Raiders have done just that. The team announced Friday afternoon that the game will be shown in the Oakland market after the team was able to meet the threshold required for local broadcast. In the Raiders’ case, that threshold is 85 percent of the non-premium seats because the team took advantage of the rule change this year allowing teams to set a lower mark in order to have fewer blackouts.

It’s the 12th straight Raiders game to air on local television. According to Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, the Raiders will now have 61 televised games against 79 blackouts since returning to Oakland.

The Raiders have home games left against the Saints, Chiefs, Broncos and Browns this season. The Browns game would seem to be the toughest sell of those four and the biggest threat to the Raiders continuing their streak of appearing in living color in living rooms around the Bay Area.

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25 Responses to “No blackout for the Raiders”
  1. mjay81 says: Nov 2, 2012 6:46 PM

    Only the realist fan base left in the league!

  2. sgtdick6262 says: Nov 2, 2012 6:53 PM

    bottom line….Raiders fans can’t afford the tickets.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 2, 2012 6:54 PM

    In respect to the State of California, the game will be browned out instead.

  4. mazblast says: Nov 2, 2012 7:00 PM

    Oooohhhh, only 79 blackouts in 140 games. I am impressed!

  5. radrntn says: Nov 2, 2012 7:06 PM

    why not state the obvious fact that the raiders have sold out every game since the raiders have been seeling the tickets, and not some 2 cent marketing company that could have cared less if they sold out.

  6. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Nov 2, 2012 7:12 PM

    faiders having problems selling tickets? whats new. Tickets r like 5-15 bucks eack over there and they cant give them away..haha cant blame ppl its a depressing experience im sure :(

  7. mtstrecker says: Nov 2, 2012 7:26 PM

    The tickets are very affordable. You can get a season ticket (all 8 games, plus 2 preseason) for $260 bucks. Total. The entire season for $260. The most expensive seat in the house is $1510 for the season. You also get all sorts of promotional stuff for being a season ticket holder. Last year, I got two extra seats on the 50 yard line as a gift and $50 Raider Image gift card. If you can’t afford to go to the game, you probably can’t afford to pay a cable bill either.

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 2, 2012 8:19 PM

    As a former Raider season ticket holder, I can promise you the trouble filling the place has less to do with the price of tickets than it does the fact that the stadium is a dump, the cheapest parking is $30.00 in a mud lot a mile away, and the place is full of the people the team started marketing to when they moved to LA… Ignorant, loud, obnoxious, drunken scumbags.

    Not all of them, just the ones that you notice the most.

    They chose the market they wanted, but there aren’t enough of them for steady 100% sellouts.
    There are tons of fans who would love to hold season tickets but won’t. For that exact reason.

  9. gotampabay52 says: Nov 2, 2012 8:45 PM

    Go Bucs beat the worst team and fans in the league

  10. souldogdave says: Nov 2, 2012 9:02 PM

    Nobody wants to sit up on Mount Davis, that’s for sure. That $30 mud lot…isn’t that Candlestick parking? I’ve been to games in L.A. and Seattle and SF, and there are ALWAYS Ignorant, loud, obnoxious, drunken scumbags in various concentrations throughout the stadiums. A lot of people have 50″ HDTV’s and the NFL ticket, they’d rather stay at home than buy $* beers and $10 garlic fries. The Raiders are doing various promotions to make things more interesting for people coming to games, and they sell out now that the Raiders handle ticket sales. So you haters can kick rocks.

  11. mtstrecker says: Nov 2, 2012 9:14 PM

    Parking is $30, and that’s an issue – but I’ve always parked at the stadium lots. If I was parking a mile away, I certainly wouldn’t pay $30 for it. The best deal is to take the subway (BART), train (Amtrak) or shuttle in. When I lived up there, taking the subway in was ~$3 round trip. No need to worry about a designated driver.

    It seems like every game you see some hooligans that have saved up all their money to come get wasted and be loud and rude at their one game a year – but in my experience they are by far and few the minority. The guys I sit with are all working professionals – engineers, accountants, businessmen, office workers.

  12. raiderapologist says: Nov 2, 2012 9:17 PM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says:

    faiders having problems selling tickets? whats new. Tickets r like 5-15 bucks eack over there and they cant give them away..haha cant blame ppl its a depressing experience im sure :(
    ———-
    Typical Niner fan spewing typical Niner fan nonsense, “faider” shot and emoticon included. Never anything original or surprising from you clowns. The Raiders have provided a decade’s worth of material, and this is all you have. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  13. steeltuff says: Nov 2, 2012 9:18 PM

    Thank goodness we have the Steelers-Giants game on CBS at the same time here in the Bay Area.

  14. 69finfan says: Nov 2, 2012 9:51 PM

    But then there’s the cost of parking, beverages, food, bond, attorney fees. Now this is starting to add up.

  15. vipod4ever says: Nov 2, 2012 10:24 PM

    Good news. Please keep covering the Raiders, that Gantt fella is a biased hater towards the Raiders.

  16. commitment2excrement says: Nov 2, 2012 11:52 PM

    @raiderapologist “The Raiders have provided a decade’s worth of material, and this is all you have.”
    __________________________________

    Most games BETWEEN winning records

    1: Oakland Raiders 101 games 2004-2010
    2: Saints 97 games 1971-78
    3: Rams 93 06-12
    4: Eagles 93 67-74
    5: Bills 93 67-73

  17. Keyser Söze says: Nov 3, 2012 12:12 AM

    sgtdick6262 says:Nov 2, 2012 6:53 PM

    bottom line….Raiders fans can’t afford the tickets.
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    you don’t have a clue, jr

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says:Nov 2, 2012 7:12 PM

    faiders having problems selling tickets? whats new. Tickets r like 5-15 bucks eack over there and they cant give them away..haha cant blame ppl its a depressing experience im sure
    —————————————————————-
    oh yeah, a niner fan talking about raider fans. shoot anyone lately?

    nomoreseasontix says:Nov 2, 2012 8:19 PM

    As a former Raider season ticket holder, I can promise you the trouble filling the place has less to do with the price of tickets than it does the fact that the stadium is a dump, the cheapest parking is $30.00 in a mud lot a mile away, and the place is full of the people the team started marketing to when they moved to LA… Ignorant, loud, obnoxious, drunken scumbags.

    Not all of them, just the ones that you notice the most.

    They chose the market they wanted, but there aren’t enough of them for steady 100% sellouts.
    There are tons of fans who would love to hold season tickets but won’t. For that exact reason.
    ——————————————————————
    sounds like your ready to harvest those pearls out of that clam homie….

    gotampabay52 says:Nov 2, 2012 8:45 PM

    Go Bucs beat the worst team and fans in the league
    ——————————————————-
    isn’t it past your bedtime sport?

  18. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Nov 3, 2012 12:37 AM

    Steelstuff:…About am onth or so ago your Steelers came to Oakland,..you left with your tails between your legs,..I too ka terrible towel off one of your fans, and used it for toilet paper.

  19. mazblast says: Nov 3, 2012 1:01 AM

    gotampabay52 says:

    Go Bucs beat the worst team and fans in the league
    ——————————————–
    Oakland isn’t the worst team in the league. As of now, KC is the undisputed “winner” of that title. However, typical of the Pioli regime, I expect them to mess that up, too.

  20. tatum064 says: Nov 3, 2012 1:52 AM

    mjay81 says:
    Nov 2, 2012 6:46 PM
    Only the realist fan base left in the league!

    —————-

    They have to start rewarding that fan base with some consistent wins, though.

  21. tatum064 says: Nov 3, 2012 1:53 AM

    steeltuff says:
    Nov 2, 2012 9:18 PM
    Thank goodness we have the Steelers-Giants game on CBS at the same time here in the Bay Area

    ——————-

    Yeah, and we beat the Steelers at the same time here in the Bay Area a few weeks ago.

    1 NATION

  22. tatum064 says: Nov 3, 2012 1:54 AM

    Nov 2, 2012 9:17 PM
    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says:

    faiders having problems selling tickets? whats new. Tickets r like 5-15 bucks eack over there and they cant give them away..haha cant blame ppl its a depressing experience im sure
    ———-
    Typical Niner fan spewing typical Niner fan nonsense, “faider” shot and emoticon included. Never anything original or surprising from you clowns. The Raiders have provided a decade’s worth of material, and this is all you have. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    ————

    Thats why there are shootings with Niner fans against opposing teams…and why your moving to Santa Clara in 2014. But that element will follow you out there, too.

  23. timmons94 says: Nov 3, 2012 7:49 AM

    I think they sell out their last 4 home games. Chiefs r a huge rival as are the broncos, saints are fun to watch, browns have fans everywhere( crazy as it sounds).
    Raiders are a good team. Good young head coach. I could see them making a run for the playoffs….Lay off the Black Hole, other teams have trouble selling out too..SD, Jack, Buff sometimes, KC very soon, MINN, etc…Raiders have great fans like every other team does, yes, some are insane..who cares, as long as they r behaving themselves let them have fun

  24. raiderapologist says: Nov 3, 2012 10:24 AM

    commitment2excrement says: Nov 2, 2012 11:52 PM

    @raiderapologist “The Raiders have provided a decade’s worth of material, and this is all you have.”
    __________________________________

    Most games BETWEEN winning records

    1: Oakland Raiders 101 games 2004-2010
    2: Saints 97 games 1971-78
    3: Rams 93 06-12
    4: Eagles 93 67-74
    5: Bills 93 67-73
    ————–
    That’s what I’m talking about. A little effort goes a long way. Good work, c2e.

  25. steviemo says: Nov 3, 2012 12:22 PM

    The Raiders sold out every game for 14 straight years before they moved to L.A.

    When they came back, they had a preposterous Personal Seat License system — not only were the PSL prices exorbitant, they were good for just 11 years. Ridiculous.

    Beyond that, a considerable % of Raiders fans are blue-collar folks. They were simply priced out of a market where ticket value (including prorated PSL fee) exceeded $150 per game in almost every case.

    That is the ONLY reason there were so many blackouts. It took at least a half-dozen years for the team to take market forces into account and lower ticket prices. Now you can get nosebleed seats for $260 per SEASON, and attendance has predictably rebounded over the last year and a half, despite mediocre performance.

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