The 1-3 Jaguars were 6,000 tickets short of a sellout for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Thanks to Anheuser-Busch, the tickets have all been sold.
According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, A-B will ensure that the blackout is lifted, even though non-premium tickets remain available to the general public.
“This is not something that’s a good thing,” Jaguars V.P. of sales and marketing Mackey Weaver said, referring to the fact that 6,000 tickers remain. “We want fans to buy the tickets. . . . Anheuser-Busch has agreed to buy some number that will allow the game to be on TV.”
And A-B undoubtedly will be buying the tickets at a price far lower than what John or Jane Jacksonville will be offered. Under league rules, payment of the 34 percent visitors share for the unsold tickets will get the local blackout lifted.
This season, Anheuser-Busch has purchased tickets to help avoid blackouts in Miami and Charlotte.