Detroit Lions Announce Early Sellout of Game Against Jets


Lions fans are the best, plain and simple. The team has given fans so little payback over the last decade but fans continue to show their support. Last Sunday’s game against the Redskins wasn’t anywhere close to being a sellout yet just a couple days later the Lions have announced that they have sold out for the upcoming game against the Jets. That’s right, no blackout!

It would be easy to simply explain the sellout by pointing to a quality opponent coming to into town or the momentum brought about by last week’s win but Tom Lewand knows the explanation lies in the tremendous fan-base:

It’s a great testament to our fans, we’ve gotten great support from them all season. Even this past weekend when we didn’t have a sellout, it was loud,  they’ve been into the game they’ve given us a great home-field advantage and we couldn’t be happier that they’re responding by getting the game sold out earlier in the week.

There will be no waiting for Wednesday’s 1 p.m. deadline, no need for an extension, no need for a corporate donor to buy up the last remaining tickets.

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  • NorthLeft12

    Sorry, a great fan base would have shown up for the Washington game. Ten thousand short of a sell out for a winnable game and the return of your franchise QB? The Lions have lived up to their end of the deal by playing exciting and competitive football. If fans only show when the Lions are winning, it does not say much good about the fan base. Bandwagon jumpers comes to mind.

    • http://sidelionreport.com/ Zac Snyder

      Valid point, but I would point to the sellout of the Rams game as a counter example. An 0-4 start and a less than exciting opponent doesn’t seem like motivation to go out and buy tickets but people did. It sounds stupid but I bet last Sunday being Halloween had more of an impact in tickets going unsold than most people would think.

  • Mark

    Im a lions fan and there was no way in hell i was going down town on Halloween.

  • Swan

    ive been a lions fan my entire life
    but your crazy to be downtown detroit on halloween