The Oakland Raiders are so determined to finally sell out the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum for this Sunday's big game against the Chiefs that they're even offering two tickets for the price of one.
It is the most meaningful home game the Raiders have played in years. At 4-4 and on a two-game win streak, the Raiders could be right in the playoff hunt and within a game of first place in the AFC West should they beat K.C.
Don't underestimate the psychological importance of it. The Raiders have not played in a full Oakland Coliseum in more than a year.
"It’s just exciting to know come Sunday we’re going to have our partner in this thing, and that’s the community and the fans there with us," coach Tom Cable told the Tribune.
Raider Nation should know by 1 p.m. PDT Friday whether the game will be blacked-out locally, as the team has requested 24-hour extension from the normal Thursday deadline.