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Sunday’s Lions game against New Orleans will be blacked out on local television after the team failed to reach a sellout by today’s 1 p.m. deadline.
The team did not announce how many tickets remained for the 1 p.m. game at Ford Field. As of Wednesday afternoon, the number was about 9,000.
With 6,000 tickets still available, Sunday’s game between the Lions and Jaguars will be blacked out on local televison. Per NFL rules, the game has to be sold out 72 hours prior to game time for the blackout to be lifted.
The Lions had sold out their first 50 games at Ford Field, but have now endured two straight blackouts.
After 50 consecutive sellouts at Ford Field, a new streak is beginning. With 7,000 tickets unsold for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, it appears the Lions — and their fans — will endure their second straight local television blackout.
After selling out the first 50 games at Ford Field, which opened in 2002, the streak is over. With about 5,000 tickets still remaining by the blackout deadline (1 p.m. today), the Detroit Lions’ game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday will endure a local television blackout. The NFL did not grant a 24-hour extension to the Lions because they were not close to achieving the sellout.
About 6,000 tickets remain for Sunday’s game against Washington at Ford Field, which has been sold out for every game since it opened in 2002.
The Lions have sold out 51 straight games, dating to their Silverdome finale in 2001.
If the Lions 0-6 don’t sell out by 1 p.m. today — or receive a 24-hour extension from the NFL — the game will be blacked out on local television.