Colts avoid Chiefs playoff game blackout
The Indianapolis Colts' playoff game against the Chiefs this Saturday will not be blacked out after a corporate sponsor bought the remaining unsold tickets, the team announced Friday.
Regional superstore Meijer purchased the 1,200 tickets for AFC playoff game with plans to give them to local military families.
NFL teams face local television blackouts if they don't sell out a home game. The Colts had been granted a blackout extension through Friday afternoon. While tickets can be purchased for 34 cents on the dollar during the regular season, postseason rules require remaining tickets be purchased at full price.
The Bengals and Packers are also working under extensions to sell out their playoff games.
#Colts on TV! Thanks to @Meijer for buying remaining tickets to #KCvsIND & giving to military families. Great community & Colts partner! — Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) January 3, 2014