Jets at Dolphins: Miami Avoids Blackout

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Miami Dolphins fans hold a sign at the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins have announced this Sunday's game against the New York Jets will be televised in the local television market. The game had been in danger of being blacked out due to lagging ticket sales.

Normally, the team must have reached the sellout mark no later than 72 hours prior to the game. The Dolphins requested, and received, an extension until Friday to try to sell the necessary tickets. The number still remaining had not been released, but typically the NFL will only grant an extension if the team is close to reaching the mark.

This season, the NFL has allowed teams to lower the "sellout" mark to 85% of the capacity of the stadium, not including suites and club level seating. The Dolphins have not been blacked out since 1998.

Over the past year, to include last week's Raiders game and most of the team's 2011 home games, the team and its corporate partners purchased large numbers of tickets to keep the games from being blacked out. The team, however, thought this game would sellout on its own

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