NFL blackouts update: Jim Irsay says Colts won't be blacked out
Remaining tickets to Saturday's Chiefs-Colts wild-card matchup have been snatched up, avoiding a TV blackout, and military families will be sent to the game.
Meijer's a superstar in our community. Bought 1200 tix and giving to local military families. Game on WTHR. BLUE OUT, not black out.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 3, 2014
So it sounds like everybody wins in Indy.
The Bengals, however, are still in trouble. The team will have until 4:30 p.m. ET Friday to sell their remaining tickets. Some Cincinnati-area businesses have stepped up already, but not yet enough to get the Bengals over the hump.
And Kroger has apparently followed Meijer's lead in Cincinnati.
Kroger announces it has purchased "a large quantity of tickets" for the #Bengals game— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) January 3, 2014
According to Reedy, the Bengals still had between 5,000 and 6,000 tickets left to sell as of Friday morning. Kroger apparently bought up tickets and, like Meijer, will be dispersing them to military families.
The Packers, too, are not yet in the clear, though they have less seats remaining than Cincy.
Weather, of course, has played a role in driving Packers and Bengals fans away -- something Indy didn't need to concern itself with. It is supposed to feel like 20 degrees below freezing Sunday in Green Bay. Still, there doesn't appear to be much concern on the Packers' part.
#Packers say they have fewer than 1,000 tickets for Sunday's game remaining as of 9:30 a.m.— Packers News (@PGPackersNews) January 3, 2014
All told, it looks like it will be viewing as usual this weekend.
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