Raiders sell out game, avoid blackout

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have announced that Sunday’s home game against Washington has sold out and will be broadcast locally. It is the second game this season to avoid a local blackout.

Oakland reduced capacity at the O.co Coliseum by about 11,000 this year, from 64,200 to 53,286, by tarping off certain sections of the stadium, including the top of Mount Davis.

Including Sunday’s game, the Raiders will have avoided a blackout in 17 of 18 home games, and since taking over their own ticket sales in 2006, they have sold out 37 of 58.

For those keeping track at home, the Raiders will now have televised 66 games locally with 80 blackouts since 1995, when they returned after 13 seasons in Los Angeles.