Niners: Game against Seahawks will NOT be blacked out

The 49ers’ game
Sunday against the Seahawks will not be blacked out on local television, a team
spokesman said just moments ago.

The 49ers have
not been blacked out locally since Sept. 27, 1981, a game in which the 49ers
defeated the Saints 21-14 at Candlestick
Park
. The 49ers drew just
44,433 for that game.

The
following home game was the 49ers’ epic regular-season showdown against the
Dallas Cowboys. The 49ers won that game 45-14 in front of 57,574 fans.

Earlier
today, I spoke with 49ers vice president of communications Lisa Lang. I asked
her about a rumor that I heard from an NFL source that the 49ers were
struggling to sell tickets for this week’s game. Lang said the club would not
find out whether this game would be a sellout until later in the week.

But I just had
email update from Lang that puts that concern to rest.

“After we
spoke today, I looked into where things stood for the game against Seattle and it will meet
the NFL rules for a sell-out,” Lang said. “I can confirm today that the game
will be broadcasted.”

Sunday’s
game will be on Fox. Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli will call the action in the booth,
with Danyelle Sargent as the field reporter.

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