The Lions successfully used an extension to their advantage and sold the remaining 2,500 tickets meaning fans within the blackout area will be able to watch the Lions take on the St. Louis Rams.
The news is also being reported by ESPN’s NFC North blog.
According to Michael Schottey, the sellout was made possible with the help of Gardner-White furniture:
Gardner-White purchased 800 tickets for the Detroit Lions games this weekend…the game is now soldout and will not be blacked out
This makes the second time this season that the Lions have avoided a blackout. Other teams haven’t been as successful. Local fans in Buffalo will not be able to watch their Bills on television for the first time since 2006. The Oakland Raiders will host the San Diego Chargers but not even a marquee opponent could help Ticket sales. The Raiders will be blacked-out for the tenth consecutive time.
Join us on Sunday for our weekly live blog during the game. Use the box below to send yourself an email reminder or bookmark the Live Blog tab at the top of the page.