The NFL has granted the Buffalo Bills a 24-hour extension on the local blackout of Sunday's game. The team has until 1 p.m. Friday to sell about 3,500 general tickets.
Earlier this week, The News' Gene Warner wrote about the potential blackout:
“It is not likely that the game will be sold out,” Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon acknowledged Monday afternoon. “It’s going to be difficult to reach that level of sales in the remaining three days, but we’re not going to stop working until Sunday, to try to get as many people in the building as we can.”
That doesn’t mean, though, that the blackout can’t be lifted.
The team has been aggressive in its ticket-selling efforts, offering a military discount to veterans and their families, who can buy tickets for $25 apiece. There also are reports that the team has offered ticket discounts to youth sports leagues.