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Browns get extension from possible blackout

By Stephanie Storm Published: December 24, 2009

The Browns received an extension from the NFL to try to sell the remaining tickets for Sunday's game against the visiting Oakland Raiders

 Instead of the usual 24-hour reprieve, this time around the Browns actually have 48 hours to try to get the job done with most business closed Friday for the Chrsitmas holiday.
 The Browns previously received an extension before the  Dec. 7th game against the San Diego Chargers and teamed up to buy out the remaining tickets in time to avoid a blackout.
"Our fans have been great throughout the course of the season," Browns head coach Eric Mangini said. "They've been loud and they've endured cold when we played Pittsburgh, so I'm excited to have them there (Sunday) and I look forward to seeing them."

The Browns, who have sold out 86 consecutive home games, haven't had a game blacked out since their return to Cleveland as an expansion franchise in 1999. In fact, the last Browns blackout came in the 1995 season finale.


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