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ALAMEDA – The Raiders sold enough general tickets to lift the NFL blackout for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. A formal announcement that the game will be broadcast in the team’s home market was made on Thursday morning.
The Raiders have lifted the blackout for every home game this season and for 22 of the last 23 games. The Raiders are on a roll this season because they decreased the Oakland Coliseum capacity to 52,300, making the games easier to sell out.
The NFL’s blackout policy does not include premium seats, and some of them remain available for Sunday’s game. The game will be broadcast on KPIX Ch. 5 in the Bay Area. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m.
The Raiders are also asking fans to bring new, unwrapped toys for donation to Toys for Tots. U.S. Marines will be on hand to accept the gifts at stations in the parking lot prior to kickoff.