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UPDATE: Packers playoff game soldout.

 UPDATE: Packers playoff game soldout.

01/03/13 -

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ The Green Bay Packers say they've sold out Sunday's NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers and avoided a television blackout in many Wisconsin markets.

The NFL on Thursday gave the team an extra day to sell 3,000 remaining tickets and avoid a TV blackout in Green Bay, the Fox Cities, Milwaukee and Wausau.

In addition to fan sales, a group of Packers corporate partners, led by Green Bay-based Associated Bank, purchased the remaining available tickets Friday.

With a long waiting list for season tickets, not selling out a playoff game is an unusual scenario for the Packers. The last time a Packers home game didn't sell out was in January 1983 when they hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in a first-round playoff game in a strike-shortened season.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ The Green Bay Packers have won a deadline extension to sell out Sunday's home playoff game and avoid a TV blackout.

With about 3,000 tickets remaining, the Packers said Thursday the NFL granted the team's request for an extension. The new deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.

If the game against the San Francisco 49ers isn't sold out, there will be a blackout in local TV markets, including Green Bay, the Fox Cities, Milwaukee and Wausau.

With a long waiting list for season tickets, not selling out a playoff game is an unusual scenario for the Packers. The last time a Packers home game didn't sell out was in January 1983 when they hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in a first-round playoff game in a strike-shortened season.

 

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