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Colts Given Second Chance to Sell Out

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With just two days left until the Indianapolis Colts play against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Colts were granted another chance to sell out, as the Colts were in trouble of having a Blackout in their first playoff game of the season.

With the playoffs just around the corner the Colts were in danger of a Blackout, meaning that it would not be shown on local TV should the game not sell out. The NFL television policies are one of the strictest television policies in professional sports TV, according to the Official NFL Television Blackout rules in order for a home game to be featured on local TV the game needed to have sold out completely 72 hours before the game. Locally meaning that it will not be shown within a 75 mile radius of the stadium

The Colts have not had a Blackout since 2002, it would also be their first playoff blackout ever. The Colts were already granted an extension until today (Thursday) at 4:30, with around 6,000 tickets to sell. Now they have until Friday at 4:35 to sell less than 3,500 tickets.

The Colts are not the only ones to struggle with selling tickets, two other teams are having the same trouble with selling tickets as well. The Cincinnati Bengals, who are hosting the San Diego Chargers on Sunday were also granted an extension until Friday at 4 p.m to sell around 3,500 tickets. And the Green Bay Packers who are hosting the San Francisco 49ers, have less than 7,500 tickets that need to be sold. Whether they were granted an extension is unknown.

So if you’re free and fell like going to a playoff game, I’m sure that any of these teams would be glad to have you. But hopefully faithful fans will pitch in and all of these games will be shown at their scheduled time, on air.

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Written by maddiedeckers

January 2, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Posted in Football

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