The Indianapolis Colts still had roughly 6,000 tickets remaining for sale for their playoff game Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs as of Tuesday morning, according to a report from Stephen Holder at the Indianapolis Star.
This is to be expected, however, with the New Year’s holiday and, according to the report, the NFL has extended the deadline to sell out this weekend’s playoff games to Thursday at 4:30 p.m. as a result.
According to the Indianapolis Star report, the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers are facing similar situations, actually worse:
The Cincinnati Bengals, who host a playoff game against the San Diego Chargers, reportedly had 10,000 tickets remaining as of Monday. Monday, the Green Bay Packers had about 40,000 tickets available for Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field with San Francisco. Approximately 15,000 remained at the end of the day. [Indianapolis Star]
If tickets remain unsold for any of these games after the window has closed, they will be blacked out, meaning they won’t be shown on local television.
I can’t imagine any of these teams not selling out, so this seems like a formality – if not motivation to get the tickets sold quicker. Heck, they just went on sale Monday.
The Colts have reportedly sold out 137 of their last 138 games, so expect Lucas Oil Stadium to be packed on Saturday.