Weak sales prompt the NFL team to buy out their own seats to avoid a local blackout
Despite a dismal record and plenty of empty seats at Sun Life Stadium, the Miami Dolphins have managed to avoid a local blackout and secure Sunday's game with Jacksonville for broadcast on the West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami markets.
The Palm Beach Post reports Sun Life Stadium is going to be pretty vacant, and it isn't the first time the team has had this sort of problem this season, with the ticket-base being in the low 40,000's. However the NFL organization has stated it has met all of the league's requirements for broadcast for their Sunday game.
The Dolphin's aren't the only team having trouble. Tampa Bay has been blacked out on their local markets six times this season alone. Miami, however, has not seen a black since 1998.