Aug 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; General view of Indianapolis Colts helmet displaying the Heads Up football logo prior ro the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Indianapolis Colts corporate sponsor buys unsold tickets, helps team avoid blackout for playoff game


It appears that the Indianapolis Colts and owner Jim Irsay will not have to worry about this weekend’s NFL Wild Card Playoff game being blacked out in the local area because they have sold the rest of the tickets needed to keep the game alive.

On Thursday, it was reported that Indy and Irsay were in danger of receiving the dreaded blackout because they still had a good majority of their tickets remaining.

Then, early Friday morning, Irsay sarcastically tweeted out that he doesn’t know anything about a blackout, referencing that the tickets had indeed been sold.

Well they were, and the team can actually thank one of their corporate sponsors for that as Pro Football Talk is now saying that one of their corporate sponsors, Meijer, purchased the 1,200 tickets that were remaining to officially make the game a sellout, the best news all week for those in the local Indianapolis television market.

The Colts cut this one close and they were given one last extension through Friday to get rid of the remaining stubs before they were subject to the blackout rules.

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