Raiders receive 24-hour extension to lift blackout

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Raiders receive 24-hour extension to lift blackout
November 21, 2013, 12:15 pm
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The Raiders will need to sell out Sunday's game in order to avoid a local TV blackout. (USATSI)

ALAMEDA – The NFL has given the Raiders a 24-hour extension to sell out Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans and lift the local television blackout.

The NFL’s blackout policy states that a game cannot be broadcast in the team’s home market if they don’t sell their allotment of general tickets. Premium tickets are not part of the NFL’s blackout policy.

The NFL rarely grants extensions in games that don’t eventually sellout. They typically go out in situations where a team has a few thousand tickets remaining at most.

Every Raiders game has been broadcast locally this season. If, as expected, the blackout is lifted on Friday, the game will be shown on KPIX Ch. 5 in the Bay Area and CBS affiliates throughout the Raiders’ home market.