The unthinkable may not come to pass, after all.
As of 11:00 a.m. ET, the Green Bay Packers were only 5,500 unsold tickets away from lifting the local blackout of Sunday’s wild-card game against the 49ers, according to Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
On Wednesday night, a 7,500-seat deficit existed.
Per Walker, the Packers will address the question of whether to seek an extension of the 72-hour deadline this afternoon. While on the surface it should be a no-brainer to ask for more time, it’s widely believed that the league office will grant an extension only if a commitment has been made to purchase any tickets that remain after the window finally closes.
For playoff games, the commitment entails buying all remaining tickets at full price.