It's official. This Sunday's game at Alltel Stadium between the Jaguars and the Cleveland Browns will be blacked out to televisions in Jacksonville.
That announcement came at 4:20 p.m. today, as the Jaguars passed the NFL's 72-hour deadline with 5,943 tickets remaining beneath the team's blackout number of 70,000. Alltel Stadium has a seating capacity of 73,000.
"We're disappointed this game will not be on television locally, but we appreciate the fans who will attend the game in person on Sunday," Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver said.
Secondary markets -- Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Orlando and Savannah, Ga. -- are included in the blackout. The blackout radius is signal penetration within 75 miles of the home city. The game will also be blacked out to local sports bars and "Sunday Ticket" subscribers.
Vic Ketchman is the Senior Editor of Jaguars Inside Report, the official team newspaper of the Jacksonville Jaguars. One-year subscriptions may be purchased by calling 1-888-846-5247.