Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The numbers are in and the Raiders have officially sold out their 2012 regular season home finale against the Chiefs on Sunday.
The team asked for and received a blackout extension by the noon Thursday deadline. That alone almost always means the game will at very least meet the minimum needed to be televised locally. And that held true this week as O.co coliseum is set to be filled to capacity against the visiting rival Chiefs.
With this sellout, the Raiders have been televised for all but one home game this season and 15 of the last 16 games as they had sold out every game last season.
The team was able to sell out all of their home games last season due in large part to their offering a 2 for 1 special for each game. That offer was back in effect this week and the result was the same - sellout. It shows that the fan support is there, it's merely the ability to find the finances to back that fanaticism.
The only game this season the Raiders didn't sellout was against the lowly Browns. It is always hard to dredge up interest in a non-division team especially when both teams are struggling as much as the Raiders and Browns. The Chiefs (2-11) are the only team in the NFL struggling worse than the Raiders. But they are still the Chiefs and the Raiders still would like to take advantage of their best chance to get a win in the final three games of the season.
The game may be sold out but if you want Oakland Raiders tickets, you can always get them here.