Another Jaguars home game blacked out
Not even a five-game winning streak at home, an in-state
opponent and playoff implications could prevent the Jacksonville
Jaguars from another blackout.
The Jaguars (7-5) failed to sell out Sunday’s home game against
Miami (6-6), prompting the team’s ninth blackout (including
preseason) in 2009. The game will not be televised in Jacksonville
or in secondary markets that include Gainesville, Daytona Beach,
Orlando and Savannah, Ga.
The Jaguars believed winning would help the small-market
franchise sell tickets in a tough economy, but last week’s game
against Houston drew the smallest announced crowd (42,079) in
Team officials are hoping to sell out next Thursday night’s home
finale against unbeaten Indianapolis.