By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 1:25 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders have asked for and received a 24-hour extension and will announce Friday whether their AFC West game against the Kansas City Chiefs will be televised locally.
A Raiders spokesman said tickets are still available, although there was no information with regard to how close the club is to a sellout.
The Raiders keep a tight lid on all information regarding ticket sales. The extension period means an extra 24 hours where fans believe there’s a chance they may not see the game if they don’t buy tickets.
The Raiders typically announce a sellout the day after asking for an extension.
The last Raiders game on local television was the season opener last season against the San Diego Chargers. Their biggest crowd in their 11-game blackout streak was a 49,632 against Philadelphia.
The Chiefs game includes some tickets available through a 2-for-1 promotion by Compass Media Network, although its’ worth noting the same promotion was in effect for the Seattle game and attendance was 35,721.
The Raiders need to sell approximately 60,000 tickets to announce a sellout. A club can “guarantee” the remaining tickets are sold, essentially paying for them, or a sponsor can step in and purchase tickets and then distribute them.