Raiders Adopt 85 Percent Threshold For Home Ticket Sales

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  1. Sweets

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    The Raiders sold out every home game last season for the first time since returning to Oakland in 1995 and thus, there were no local television blackouts. That trend should continue in 2012 as the Raiders have agreed to the 85 percent threshold option to televise games in their local market, Paul Gutierrez of reports. As such, the Raiders merely have to sell 85 percent of their tickets to home games to ensure no blackout. The Coliseum's current listed capacity is 63,132, the second-smallest in the NFL, ahead only of the Chicago Bears' Soldier Field and its 61,500. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy recently told that lowering the threshold affects how revenue is shared. "More revenue than usual will be shared with the visiting clubs for tickets sold above that base number," McCarthy said.

    Source: The Redzone