Jets sell out opener, no blackout

UPDATE: The Jets are essentially sold out for all eight home games, according to the team. That means the threat of a blackout is gone for the season. They do have 1,500 premium seats still available, but those don't apply toward the blackout rule.

The New York Jets' first regular-season game in the New Meadowlands Stadium, Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens, is officially a sellout, according to the Jets. That means no local TV blackout. You can relax, Jets fans.

There are no non-premium seats available, according to Matt Higgins, the Jets' executive vice president of business operations. There are 1,500 premium seats still available, but those seats don't count toward the blackout rule.

About 10 days ago, the Jets revealed that 96% of the non-premium seats had been sold, leaving them about 1,500 shy of a sellout, but team officials maintained there would be no blackout. A published report Monday suggested that owner Woody Johnson would have to buy the remaining seats to avoid a blackout, but that isn't true, according to a source.

The team continued to sell tickets at a brisk pace, ensuring the sellout and saving Johnson from having to write a check to make up the difference.