UPDATE: Packers: Game Sold Out, TV Blackout Averted

By: WSAW Staff
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UPDATE: Fri 11:41 AM, Jan. 3, 2014

The Green Bay Packers announced on their website before noon Friday that Sunday's game was sold out, meaning there will be no broadcast blackout.

All tickets have been sold for Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers, the Packers announced Friday morning.

In addition to fan sales, a group of Packers corporate partners, led by Green Bay-based Associated Bank, purchased the remaining available tickets Friday to ensure a sellout and TV broadcast of the game throughout Wisconsin. Other corporate partners with a strong Wisconsin presence that purchased tickets are FOX TV affiliates WITI (Milwaukee), WLUK (Green Bay) and WFXS (Wausau); Mills Fleet Farm and Bellin Health.

“We’re very thankful to Packers fans, and our partners led by Associated Bank, for ensuring Sunday’s game will be sold out,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “A unique season and other factors contributed to having tickets available, but with the support of our fans and partners, we’re looking forward to a great atmosphere Sunday at Lambeau Field for the playoff game against the 49ers. We also know fans around the state will be able to enjoy the telecast.”

“As a longtime partner with the Packers’ organization, we are honored to help ensure that fans can enjoy the full Packers playoff experience this Sunday, both at Lambeau Field in in their homes,” said Associated Banc-Corp President & CEO Philip B. Flynn.

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UPDATE: Thurs 4:22 PM, Jan. 2, 2014

The Green Bay Packers have been given an extension to to sell the remaining 3,000 tickets for Sunday's Wild Card game against San Francisco by 4 p.m. Friday to avoid a broadcast blackout.

If the Packers fail to sell the remaining tickets the game will be blacked out in all Wisconsin tv markets, excluding the Madison, Eau Clare and La Crosse markets.

Managers at Buffalo Wild Wings in Wausau tell NewsChannel 7 if you can't get the game at home, they're not going to get it there either. Because the game is nationally televised specialty packages like NFL Sunday Ticket will not have the game.

The blackout affects home markets-- Green Bay and Milwaukee and markets within 90 miles of those cities.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Weds 3:21 PM, Jan 1, 2014

Reports are saying that Wausau will be included with the Milwaukee and Green Bay/ Fox Cities markets for a blacked out broadcast if the Packers can not sell out of tickets for Sunday's NFC wild card game vs. San Francisco.

There are 8,500 tickets remaining and the team has until 3:40 CST on Thursday to sell the remaining tickets before it is deemed a blackout, per NFL regulations.

The team may ask the NFL for an extension but says they are optimistic about the sell out.


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