The Bucs are used to playing in a stadium that isn’t full. Recently, the Raiders aren’t.
Oakland has gotten some extra time (specifically, 24 hours) to sell the non-premium tickets to Sunday’s rematch of Super Bowl XXXVII.
The Raiders have sold out 11 straight regular-season games. This year’s streak has been fueled by the team’s decision to take full advantage of the new 85-percent rule.
Typically, teams get extensions only when there’s a firm commitment to buy any remaining tickets at 34 cents on the dollar. So, fans, don’t fall for the trumped-up urgency that the extension of a blackout is intended to create. The game most likely is going to be regarded as officially “sold out,” and thus televised.