The Kansas City Chiefs are opening the New Arrowhead on Friday for the first football game of the year. There were some rumblings that the game could be blacked out but the Chiefs told Adam Teicher of the KC Star that they've sold enough tickets to avoid a TV blackout.
A blackout occurs when a team does not sell out a home game. If that's the case, it won't be televised in the local area (75-mile radius) according to NFL rules.
The idea is to get people to buy tickets and go to the stadium but doesn't always work for teams that have struggled mightily in the last few years, like the Chiefs.