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Businesses help avoid Packers blackout

There will not be a TV blackout of the Green Bay Packers playoff game on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The team announced late this morning that the game is a sellout.

Packers president Mark Murphy says a number of corporate sponsors stepped forward to buy some of the tickets. He didn't say how many they bought.

Murphy says Associated Bank led the way. Mills Fleet Farm, and Bellin Health chipped in, along with the Fox TV affiliates in Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Wausau.

About 40,000 tickets went on sale on Monday, after many season ticket holders passed on buying them several weeks ago. Murphy says they were doing everything they could to make sure the game was a sellout, and the weather probably made it more difficult.

The Packers also changed their playoff ticket policy for season ticket holders this year. Instead of refunding money for games that aren't played, the team will put that money toward next year's tickets. Murphy says they're going to survey fans, and take a look at the policy.

posted : January, 3rd by WHBY


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