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Home opener to be blacked out

The Raiders home opener against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday will be blacked out locally because the team didn’t sell out the game in time. Games need to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff to avoid a blackout in a 75-mile radius. This will be Oakland’s first home opener since 2004 against Buffalo that will be blacked out locally.

The Raiders haven’t sold out a game since last year’s season opener against San Diego. They have had eight straight blackouts since that game. Oakland has had 77 of 121 regular-season home games blacked out since moving back from Los Angeles for the 1995 season.

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