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Opening NFL Attendance Almost 1M

September 10, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Opening weekend of the NFL season brought the second-highest total attendance in league history, just short of 1 million.

A total of 999,081 fans attended the 15 games, with an average of 66,605. The record is 999,778 on Nov. 16-17 of last season.

The biggest paid attendance was at the Sunday night game, Oakland at Kansas City, where 78,673 tickets were sold.

With all games sold out in advance last weekend, there were no blackouts for the first time in the 25-year history of the league’s current blackout policy.

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