GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Your Packer house party should still be on.
The remaining tickets for Sunday's Green Bay Packers playoff game against San Francisco were sold Friday morning. That means the game will not be blacked out in the Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Wausau TV markets.
A group of corporate partners led by Associated Bank came forward to buy the final seats, to ensure that the game will be on TV in all of Wisconsin. The three Fox TV stations showing the game also kicked in to buy seats, as did Mills Fleet Farm and Bellin Health.
NFL policy requires games to be sold out in order to be shown on TV stations with coverage areas within 75 miles of an NFL stadium.
The Packers have had not this problem for over three decades. The last Packer game to be blacked out was a playoff contest in 1983, after a strike-shortened season.
In November, season ticket holders refused to buy about 40,000 playoff seats due to Green Bay's poor record at the time -- and a new policy which no longer grants refunds for post-season games not played. Those payments carry over to the next season's tickets.
But that didn't explain this week's slow ticket sales. Many fans thought it was because of the sub-zero cold predicted for Sunday's game. Some believed the Packers don't have a chance against the 49'ers, who have beaten Green Bay three times since the start of the 2012 season.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)