LIONS GET EXTENSION TO SELL OUT FORD FIELD FOR THANKSGIVING
Posted by Josh Alper on November 24, 2008, 2:56 p.m. EST
There are less than 1,000 tickets available for Thursday’s annual Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit and the NFL is giving the team an extension to sell them so they can avoid a blackout.
Normally, a game must be sold out 72 hours before kickoff for the local television blackout to be lifted. The Lions will have until Tuesday to sell the remaining seats. According to Tom Kowalski of MLive.com, every time the Lions have been granted an extension, they avoided the blackout. If an 0-11 Lions team and a flailing local economy can’t do the trick, there probably won’t be anything that could kill that streak.
The Lions play the 10-1 Titans at 12:30 PM on Thursday.