MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 04: Receiver Davone Bess #15 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates a touchdown catch with a fan against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
The Miami Dolphins released the following statement yesterday, confirming that the team will buy any remaining tickets for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders and avoid a television blackout in the Miami area.
The Miami Dolphins today announced that Sunday's home opener against the Oakland Raiders will be telecast live throughout South Florida on WFOR-TV, WINK-TV, and WPEC-TV. Kickoff is 1:00 PM.
The Dolphins complied with the league's requirements and guaranteed that remaining tickets would be sold in time for the game to be broadcast locally.
"As we've said many times, keeping the games on local television has been a priority of Steve Ross' since he purchased the franchise," said Dolphins Chief Executive Officer Mike Dee. "Any remaining unsold seats will be offered to Dolphins premium seat holders and season ticket members on a first come first served basis."
Further information about the ticket distribution plan will be communicated directly to those stakeholders shortly.