Raiders close in on first ever season-ticket sellout

Amazingly, the Raiders have never sold out their season tickets, at any point in franchise history. Even more amazingly, the Raiders may soon be doing just that.

Via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, owner Mark Davis said Sunday that the Raiders are “on the verge” of accomplishing the historic feat.

We’re excited as hell,” Davis said. “Again, we’ve got the greatest fans in the world. The Raider Nation is strong.”

The development comes at a time when momentum is building toward a possible move to Las Vegas. The spike in sales could help persuade the powers-that-be in Oakland to finally put together the kind of stadium package that keeps the team from leaving.

In 2013, the Raiders had 30,000 season-ticket holders. Currently, 50,000 season tickets have been sold for 2016, in a stadium that holds roughly 53,000.