The Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step towards repealing the decades-old rule that prevents live sporting events from being televised if the event isn’t sold out.
Santa Clara is competing with the Sun Life Stadium near Miami, to host Super Bowl 50, which will be played in 2016.
The team announced the blackout Thursday, ending a streak of 13 straight televised games. The game will be aired on Live 105 FM locally with kickoff at 1:25 p.m.
Power has been restored to all 7,000 or so PG&E customers who were affected by an outage in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Laurel Heights neighborhoods Thursday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.
Strong gusts downed power lines all over the Bay Area, toppled several trees and knocked out power to thousands.
The Oakland Raiders have sold out Sunday’s AFC West showdown against Kansas City to avoid a 12th straight local blackout.
The Oakland Raiders have been granted a 24-hour extension to sell out this weekend’s game against Kansas City and avoid a local TV blackout.
PG&E officials are recommending careful energy conservation Sunday and during the week’s forecasted heat wave after more than 30,000 Castro Valley customers lost power Saturday due to system overload.