ALAMEDA, Calif. (CBS/AP) – The Oakland Raiders have sold out Sunday’s home opener against the New York Jets to avoid a local blackout for just the second time in the last 16 home games.

The Raiders announced Thursday that the game had been sold out by the 72-hour deadline to avoid a blackout in a 75-mile radius.

The Raiders sold out only one game in each of the past two seasons. They had 14 blackouts in their last 15 home games since the 2009 season opener against San Diego. Oakland also sold out a game against Kansas City last November.

This will be the 46th of 129 regular-season home games televised since the Raiders moved back from Los Angeles for the 1995 season.

CBS 2 Los Angeles will show the Raiders-Jets game instead of Chargers-Chiefs at 1:15PST if the game does not sell out in San Diego.

San Diego has received a 24-hour extension from the NFL in order to sell 3,900 tickets.

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Comments (11)
  1. G$ says:

    Local Raiders fans fear TV blackout more than potential 3rd strike or losing welfare benefits

  2. Payne says:

    Raider backers are so pathetic and ghetto.

  3. LARaiderNation says:

    CBS needs to realize that So Cal has more Raider fans than bolt fans. They also need to stop switching to other games before the game is over.

    1. Aftershock says:

      Maybe they do in Compton and surrounding areas, but definitely not in So. Cali, duh.

  4. RaiderRich says:

    If I’m in charge of overseeing what game gets aired and they are both sold out. Its a no brainer, Raider-Jets game. Not just because I’m a raider fan but look at the match ups. Raider-Jets will draw more viewer= higher ratings as a business stand point. Only if cbs cares about ratings

    1. SSINOC says:

      And if I’M in charge, I say televise the home team’s game, regardless of the opponent. Go bolts!

  5. steveO says:

    Why extend a deadline? Are rules just made to be broken?
    Attn: LA football fans, how many home game will be blacked-out if they bring a team to LA? Probably most of them , judging by past performance when the Rams were in LA and Anaheim. Hardly any local games were televised.

  6. AnthonyL1091 says:

    lmao @ charger fans cant sell out and youre SB contender every year. Sorry ass bums

  7. Reggie says:

    All I know is there are many more Raider fans than Charger fans. I moved to Washington, DC from LA and the Raiders have a huge following. Raider booster clubs are in several states. When the Chargers came to play Baltimore and Washinton Redskins you could not find a Charger fan. Furthermore, all Raider fans are not thugs.

  8. Rich says:

    More RAIDER Fans, more former New Yorkers, and SC FANS. The Chiefs season is already over. This constant love affair that Channel 2 and Sports Central have with SD is too much. Thank technology for internet broadcasts.

  9. Javier says:

    We all know that if the Raiders were to play the Chargers here in Los Angeles the fan base in the stadium would be overwhelmingly Raider fans. It would be a serious mistake for the Chargers to move back to Los Angeles, the fans base just isn’t there for them.

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