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.

19 responses to “Raiders get extra time to sell out stadium

  1. 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!

  2. 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”.

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

  4. 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.

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

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

    Typical hater – Raider Nation baby. On the rise.

  6. 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.

  7. 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
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    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

  8. 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.

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