Raiders sell out home opener, avoid blackout

Raiders sell out home opener, avoid blackout
September 12, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The Raiders were dead last in attendance in 2012, and had one regular season game blacked out locally. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

ALAMEDA – The Raiders announced Thursday that Sunday’s home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars has sold out and will be televised in the team’s home market.

The Raiders dropped their Oakland Coliseum capacity to 53,286 this offseason to help avoid the NFL’s unpopular blackout policy, which requires games to be sold out in order to broadcast games locally. They tarped off several sections on the east side of the complex. 

Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. on Sunday and will be shown on CBS affiliates. In the Bay Area, KPIX Channel 5 will air the game.