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UPDATE: Sunday's Packers game sold out

UPDATE: Green Bay Packers officials say all of the tickets for this Sunday

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UPDATED Friday, January 3, 2014 --- 11:49 p.m.

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers officials say all of the tickets for this Sunday's playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers have been sold, averting a TV blackout.

Fans purchased the majority of the tickets for the game, but a group of companies also stepped up late this week agreeing to purchase any remaining tickets to avoid the TV blackout. The companies that purchased the remaining tickets include WLUK FOX 11, Associated Bank, WITI-TV of Milwaukee, WFXS-TV of Wausau, Fleet Farm and Bellin Health.

“Nobody appreciates more the value of televising this game to the hundreds of thousands of fans in Northeast Wisconsin than FOX 11," said Jay Zollar, WLUK FOX 11 Vice President and General Manager. "As the NFC station of the NFL, and the station that carries the most Packers games in town, broadcasting this game was important to us. We made a contribution to the cause of eliminating any potential blackout in this market. Now, Packers fans can enjoy a Packers win on TV!”

On Thursday, the NFL granted the Packers a deadline extension to sell the playoff tickets. If the tickets were not sold before 4 p.m. Friday, the game would have been blacked out in the Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Wausau TV markets.

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UPDATED Friday, January 3, 2014 --- 10:03 a.m.

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY - Packers officials say fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for the team's playoff game Sunday at Lambeau Field versus the San Francisco 49ers.

The latest ticket update came at 9:30 a.m.

If the Packers do not sell the remaining tickets by 4 p.m., the game would be blacked out in the Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Wausau television markets.

Tickets range in price from $102 to $125. They can be purchased online through TicketMaster or at Lambeau Field in the ticket office.

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UPDATED Thursday, January 2, 2014 --- 4:31 p.m.

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY — Approximately 3,000 tickets remain available for Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers, the Packers announced this afternoon. Kickoff for the game is set for 3:40 p.m. CST.

With significant progress made in selling the initial 40,000 tickets available, the Packers have received an extension from the NFL on the TV blackout deadline. The current deadline to sell all non-premium tickets and lift the blackout is now Friday, Jan. 3, at 4 p.m. CST.

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, either online or in person at Ticketmaster outlets. No phone orders will be transacted. No limit exists on the number of tickets that can be purchased. Those purchasing tickets online will be required to use Ticketmaster’s “print at home” feature to obtain their tickets.

Prices, set by the NFL, range from $102 to $125, depending on location.

Tickets also can be purchased in person at the Packers ticket office. The Packers ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Ticketmaster information can be found online at http://pckrs.com/49erstickets.

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UPDATED Thursday, January 2, 2014 --- 11:17 a.m.

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY - With the clock ticking toward a potential local television blackout, the Green Bay Packers say 5,500 tickets are remaining for Sunday’s playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

By NFL rules, if the game is not sold out 72 hours before kickoff, it would not be allowed to be broadcast on local television. The deadline is 3:40 p.m. today.

A Packers spokesman says the team will decide whether to ask for an extension of the deadline sometime this afternoon.

The Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wausau television markets would be included in the blackout.

Click here to buy tickets.

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UPDATED Wednesday, January 1, 2014 --- 5:36 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- It seems unthinkable that Lambeau Field wouldn't sell out for a Packers playoff game. Yet thousands of tickets are still available for Sunday's wild-card game against the 49ers.

The team says about 7,500 tickets were still available as of Wednesday afternoon.

A Press-Gazette Media report says according to NFL rules, the game has to sell out by Thursday at 3:40 p.m. to avoid a local TV blackout. That's 72 hours before kickoff. However, the league has given extensions in previous years for playoff games, and it's monitoring the Packers' progress.

Part of the reason tickets are available is that an early deadline for season-ticket holders to reserve tickets arrived when the team was mired in a five-game winless streak.

In addition, temperatures are expected to be frigid Sunday.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, January 1, 2014 --- 4:10 p.m.

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY- The Green Bay Packers still have 8,500 tickets available for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The NFL deadline to sellout in order for the game to be shown on local TV is 72 hours prior to kickoff.

That means Sunday's game tickets need to be sold out by Thursday afternoon at 3:30. Although the team could request an extension.

Packers officials told WLUK Tuesday they are "optimistic" it will be a sellout.

But if a blackout were to occur, NFL rules would prohibit FOX from showing the game in not only Green Bay, but Milwaukee and Wausau markets as well.

Two other playoff games this weekend are also risking blackouts.

As of Wednesday in Indianapolis, 5,500 tickets remained for the Colts-Chiefs game.

And in Cincinnati 10,000 tickets remained for the Bengals-Chargers game.

Playoff blackouts are somewhat rare. The last one was in Miami in 2002 when the Dolphins hosted the Ravens.

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UPDATED Wednesday, January 1, 2014 --- 9:13 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- It seems unthinkable that Lambeau Field wouldn't sell out for a Packers playoff game. Yet thousands of tickets are still available for Sunday's wild-card game against the 49ers.

A Press-Gazette Media report says about 11,000 tickets were still available as of Tuesday afternoon.

According to NFL rules, the game has to sell out by Thursday at 3:40 p.m. to avoid a blackout in the local TV market. That's 72 hours before kickoff. However, the league has given extensions in previous years for playoff games, and it's monitoring the Packers' progress.

Part of the reason tickets are available is that an early deadline for season-ticket holders to reserve tickets arrived when the team was mired in a five-game winless streak.

In addition, temperatures are expected to be frigid Sunday.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, December 30, 2013 --- 6:32 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers are back in the playoffs, and about 40,000 tickets for next weekend's game are going up for sale.

Green Bay hosts the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon. Tickets for the game go on sale Monday.

The first opportunity to buy goes to Packers Green and Gold package season-ticket holders who had an email address on file as of Dec. 17. They'll receive an email with details on how to buy up to four tickets online Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices will range from $102 to $125.

Any remaining tickets will then be available to the general public starting at 3 p.m., again with a four-ticket limit. Purchases can be made online or in person at Ticketmaster outlets.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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