Raiders get extension to avoid blackout

Raiders get extension to avoid blackout
October 18, 2012, 8:18 pm
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ALAMEDA -- The Raiders have requested, and received, from the NFL an extension until Friday to sell the necessary amount of tickets to avoid a blackout of Sunday's game against Jacksonville.The Jaguars and Raiders are both 1-4.The Raiders took advantage of the league's new 85 percent threshold so they do not have to sell out every seat in O.co Coliseum, which has the second-smallest listed capacity in the NFL at 63,132.Thus far, the Raiders sold out their first two home games without needing an extension -- against San Diego and Pittsburgh -- and have a streak of 10 straight non-blacked out games, dating to the 2011 home opener.The Raiders have had 59 televised home games and 79 blackouts the past 17-plus seasons.