NFL Grants Lions A 24-Hour Extension To Lift Local TV Blackout

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Allen Park, Mich. – The National Football League has granted the Detroit Lions a 24-hour extension to reach a sellout for Sunday’s home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. The Lions must sell out by 1 p.m. EDT Friday, October 19 in order to lift the local television (Metro Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw/Flint and Toledo markets) blackout. If a sellout is not reached by the extended deadline, the game will not air in the blackout areas, including WJBK-TV FOX 2 in Metro Detroit.

Several hundred tickets are still available for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. The Lions, who are 2-0 at Ford Field this year, enter Sunday's clash with a 3-2 record and the Buccaneers improved to 4-2 last Sunday with a win over Tennessee. Detroit's home game vs. Tampa Bay is the only NFL game on Sunday between two teams with winning records.

Fans can buy tickets to available home games through the following outlets:,, TicketMaster at 248.645.6666 and in person at the Ford Field Ticket Office and TicketMaster outlets.

Purchase of 2007 game tickets is based on ticket availability.

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