Thursday night's preseason finale between the Jaguars and Washington Redskins at Alltel Stadium will not be shown on television in Jacksonville. According to NFL guidelines, the game had to be sold out by today to avoid the blackout.
Fans wishing to see the game may purchase tickets at jaguars.com, by calling 904-633-2000, or at the Alltel Stadium ticket office. Tickets are priced as low as $20. The ticket office will be open from nine a.m. until six p.m. today through Wednesday, and through kickoff on Thursday.
The regular-season home opener against Buffalo is about 12,300 unsold tickets beneath the blackout number. It would be the fifth regular-season blackout in Jaguars history. Three games in 2001 (Cleveland, Buffalo and Kansas City) and one in 2002 (Tennessee) were blacked out locally.
Television stations are not allowed to show any highlights of a game while that game is in progress, even in normal news programming. Once the game ends, the usual six-minute limit of same-day footage applies.
The Jaguars will provide daily updates via the following media outlets in regards to the number of tickets left to "Fill the House" for the Buffalo game: WAWS, Fox 30 TV; WTEV, CBS 47 TV; WAPE-FM, 95.1 The Ape; WFYV-FM, Rock 105; WKQL-FM, Cool 96.9FM; WMXQ-FM, 102.9 The Point; WOKV-AM, News-Talk 690; The Florida Times-Union.