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Coliseum Seats Stand in Way of Fans Seeing Raider Games on TV

January 04, 1986

It's about time someone commented on the idiotic National Football League rule that the game must be sold out by the Thursday preceding the scheduled Sunday game or it cannot be shown on local television.

The Raiders, by playing in the Coliseum, must sell 92,516 seats to be considered sold out. The irony of the situation is that almost all of the other NFL stadiums average about 65,000 seats to be considered sold out.

Most of the true competitive teams have been sold out year after year, but, because the Raiders have end zone seats that are unwanted because of distance from the field, the true L.A. sports fan is excluded from viewing the game at home.

KRISTIN BARKLEY

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