According to the Indianapolis Star, as of yesterday the Colts have approximately 3,000 seats left for Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. That means they’re headed towards a blackout in local television markets if they can’t sell out by 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Then on Friday morning Jim Irsay tweeted this out:
WHAT’S all this jibber jabber about a blackout??????
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 3, 2014
It either means he is legitimately clueless about the blackout situation which is unlikely, or it could be a tweet announcing that there will be no blackout.
According to the Indianapolis Star, a local station considered buying all the tickets:
WTHR general manager Larry Delia told IndyStar columnist Bob Kravitz that the station would consider buying some leftover tickets if it makes financial sense.
Unlike the regular season when teams can sell the tickets at 34 cents on the dollar to ensure there is no blackout, they must be sold at full price in the playoffs.
The Colts’ median ticket price is $146.
Maybe they came through to save the day.