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Raiders get extra time to sell out stadium

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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.

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19 Responses to “Raiders get extra time to sell out stadium”
  1. rajbais says: Nov 2, 2012 1:37 PM

    I wasn’t wrong. Reggie McKenzie’s dull personality is really putting the Raiders fans to sleep.

  2. rajbais says: Nov 2, 2012 1:38 PM

    Reggie McKenzie is no Raider guy!

    He’s not open or honest like how Al was when available!

    Mckenzie makes Bill Belichick look like Robin Williams! Trust me!

  3. numberoneinthehoodg says: Nov 2, 2012 1:43 PM

    This isn’t a good sign. Normally Raider fans have steak, beer other than Nat Ice, and tickets to the game so close to “the first of the month”.

  4. dontlikecravens says: Nov 2, 2012 1:51 PM

    I’m surprised that Jason Tuck hasn’t wieghed in on how unfair this is.

  5. zeddicuszorander says: Nov 2, 2012 1:56 PM

    Toronto Raiders!

  6. tdk24 says: Nov 2, 2012 1:58 PM

    Buy up them tickets! This has the makings of an entertaining game, hopfully with the Raiders coming out on top.

  7. BigBeachBall says: Nov 2, 2012 2:02 PM

    Oakland fans are a disgrace to the sport…. They dont deserve a franchise….

  8. radrntn says: Nov 2, 2012 2:22 PM

    keep on hating haters….GO RAIDERS!

  9. souldogdave says: Nov 2, 2012 2:24 PM

    All you haters can kick rocks. Raiders are trending up, and the new regime is doing just fine.

  10. nflhof says: Nov 2, 2012 2:36 PM

    The Raiders need extra time to get to 85% to sell out why don’t the people in Oakland support their team? What a joke of a fan base. they should just move to LA already.

  11. r8rsfan says: Nov 2, 2012 2:50 PM

    BigBeachBall says:
    Nov 2, 2012 2:02 PM
    Oakland fans are a disgrace to the sport…. They dont deserve a franchise….

    —————————

    Is that your screen name or what your wife thinks you look like you swallowed?

    Typical hater – Raider Nation baby. On the rise.

  12. jgrange08 says: Nov 2, 2012 2:57 PM

    Whoa! 11 games??? They can’t be that far behind the Packers, Steelers, and Patriots for consecutive sellouts

  13. r8rh8r says: Nov 2, 2012 3:17 PM

    It was only a matter of time before the prisons relaized a bunch of the inmates were missing….

  14. r8rh8r says: Nov 2, 2012 3:18 PM

    or realized…either way…

  15. mazblast says: Nov 2, 2012 3:22 PM

    Typical Raiduh fans–All talk, no action.

    Also, enough of this “Super Bowl rematch” stuff. That game was what, ten years ago? And they’ve played since then. I can’t think of anyone other than Ronde Barber (is he still around?) who played on either team then who is still on the respective teams.

  16. commitment2excrement says: Nov 2, 2012 3:48 PM

    Well it took the owners death and 2 for 1 tickets (@ $20)to sell out last year, so the 85% rule I’m sure is much celebrated by the front office.

  17. ultramegacritic says: Nov 2, 2012 4:59 PM

    jgrange08 says: Nov 2, 2012 2:57 PM

    Whoa! 11 games??? They can’t be that far behind the Packers, Steelers, and Patriots for consecutive sellouts
    —————————————————-
    I live in NE so let me tel you the BIG diffrence between Raiders fans and “pats” fans
    60% of people that got to a pats game and our “pats fans” can not tell you who plays QB for the Carolina Panthers, Hell they can’t tell you who plays Saftey for the Pats.
    90% of Raider fans that go the games can tell you every player on the Raiders Roster and they know who Cam Newnton is

  18. raiderapologist says: Nov 2, 2012 6:40 PM

    mazblast says: Nov 2, 2012 3:22 PM

    Also, enough of this “Super Bowl rematch” stuff. That game was what, ten years ago? And they’ve played since then. I can’t think of anyone other than Ronde Barber (is he still around?) who played on either team then who is still on the respective teams.
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    Lechler and Janikowski. They are almost as old as your “Raiduh” smack.

  19. mjay81 says: Nov 2, 2012 6:43 PM

    Blackout is lifted. True fan base keeping the streak alive!

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