I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news for those hoping to watch the Green Bay Packers locally this weekend. Good news? You’ll be able to. Bad news? You’re probably going to need a parka sitting in your house while watching.
The Packers had 8,500 tickets remaining on Wednesday for their NFC Wild Card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. There were concerns the team wouldn’t be able to sell enough tickets before the NFL’s blackout policy was enforced, but thankfully that won’t be the case as ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports the game is now sold out:
Packers have sold out. No blackout of this Sunday’s game vs 49ers.
The sellout means the game will be broadcast locally in the Green Bay area and it also means 70,000 plus will be braving ice cold temperatures as the game is expected to be one of the coldest on record.
Only six games in the history of the NFL have been played with non-wind chill temperatures below freezing, a number that is expected in Green Bay this weekend as the high is likely to peak at 7 degrees.