While other precincts are fretting over the possible blackout of a home playoff game, the Packers vowed Tuesday that they’d be on local television Sunday.
As recently as last night, they were telling folks they had 15,000 seats left, and had only knocked around 2,000 off that today.
According to Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers expressed confidence the game would be sold out, even though there were 13,000 tickets left in 80,750-seat Lambeau Field.
“We’re optimistic,” Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey said.
The Packers traditionally limit purchases to four seats per transaction, but they’re lifting that to try to move extra seats.
Part of the problem is that the Packers gave season-ticket holders the option to not pay for playoff tickets when invoices were mailed out in November, and half of them did since the Packers seemed lifeless then.
Between that, a quick turnaround, an expanded stadium, and bad weather in the forecast, sales were slow.
The Bengals and Colts are also having problems, and haven’t yet expressed the same optimism.