Jaguars lift blackout following late ticket rush
Friday, September 9, 2011
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have sold enough tickets to lift the NFL's television blackout, meaning the team's home opener against division rival Tennessee will be shown in local and secondary markets.
The Jaguars have about 1,400 non-premium tickets remaining for Sunday's game.
Macky Weaver, the team's senior vice president in charge of sales and marketing, says the Jaguars sold roughly 2,500 tickets in the last 24 hours. He says more than 1,400 extra tickets were bought and donated to the USO in the last three days, likely producing a strong military showing for the NFL's 9/11 tribute.
Jacksonville, which blacked out seven games in 2009, televised every home game last season despite the slumping economy.