The Bills have declared Thursday’s game against the Dolphins a sellout, allowing a local television broadcast.
But the rest of the season might be tougher to show fans in Western New York who don’t buy a ticket.
According to Gene Warner of the Buffalo News, the rest of the season will be tougher to create a full house for.
More than 15,000 tickets remain for games against the Jaguars (Dec. 2) and Jets (Dec. 30), and more than 10,000 for the Rams game (Dec. 9).
“That is a heavy volume of inventory to move in a short period of time,” Bills Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon said Monday. “It will be a difficult task.”
Bills officials said Thursday’s game is a legitimate sellout, with neither the team nor local affiliate WBBZ buying extra tickets.
The Bills did not elect to accept the 85 percent sellout threshold for declaring blackouts, and team officials said when they fail to sell out in December, they usually fall short of 85 percent anyway.