As of Thursday evening, the Green Bay Packers still had approximately 3,000 tickets remaining to Sunday's wildcard matchup with the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field.
The NFL granted the organization an extension on the league's blackout deadline, originally 72 hours before kickoff, now at 4:00 p.m. CT on Friday.
If the Packers don't sell out, the game is in danger of being blacked out in local television markets, including Green Bay, the Fox Valley, Milwaukee and Wausau. However, it seems likely that a deep-pocketed sponsor would step up and buy the remaining tickets to prevent the Packers from suffering such an indignity.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, either online or in person at Ticketmaster outlets. No phone orders will be transacted. No limit exists on the number of tickets that can be purchased. Those purchasing tickets online will be required to use Ticketmaster’s “print at home” feature to obtain their tickets.
Prices, set by the NFL, range from $102 to $125, depending on location.
Tickets also can be purchased in person at the Packers ticket office. The Packers ticket office is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
The Packers are also seeking the help of the public for snow and ice removal on Friday morning starting at 9:00 a.m.
Interested helpers – as many as 200 – are asked to report to the Mills Fleet Farm Gate on Lambeau Field’s west side, beginning at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, and continuing through the day as needed.
Shovelers need to be at least 15 years old and will receive $10 per hour, with payment to be made immediately upon completion of their work. The Packers will provide shovels to all who come to help.
Later on Friday, the Packers will practice for the final time before their playoff game this weekend.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will meet with the media at 12:25 p.m. CT in a post-practice press conference to be streamed live on the team's official website.
The team will also release its final injury report of the week on Friday afternoon as well as game-day status projections (probable, questionable, doubtful, or out).
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