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TV blackout lifted for Packers-49'ers game

GREEN BAY, Wis (WSAU)  Packers fans in Central Wisconsin will be able to see Sunday’s playoff game on TV. The NFL blackout has been lifted, as the team announced that its final 1,000 tickets were sold this morning.

The Packers announced the sell out earlier today at their web site Packers.com. The team says some of the remaining tickets were purchased by corporate sponsors, including Associated Back. The Packers also say the FOX-TV affiliates in Wausau, Green Bay, and Milwaukee purchased some of the remaining tickets.

The Packers needed to sell more than 40,000 in less than a week after their come-from-behind 33-28 win over the Bears last Sunday. Many season ticket-holders opted not to buy playoff tickets in early December while Aaron Rodgers was injured and the team was in danger of missing the playoffs. Since then Packers ticket-holders snapped up more than 30,000 of the available seats. Moving the remaining tickets over the last few days proved to be more difficult.

The game will be one of the coldest in NFL history, with temperatures likely to be sub-zero at kickoff.

Game coverage begins at 1pm on AM-550 FM-99.9 WSAU. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:40pm CT.

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