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Lions sell out, no TV blackout on Sunday

ALLEN PARK -- Sunday’s home opener is officially a sell-out which means the Lions’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles will be televised locally.

Team president Tom Lewand said a few hundred tickets, which were turned back in by Philadelphia, are still available.

“We couldn’t be more excited. This is the fans supporting us and we in turn expect to put a good product out there Sunday and make it a great atmosphere. They’re doing their part by supporting us and we’re going to do our part by playing a great game on Sunday,’’ Lewand said.

He said they are very thankful for the support by the fans.

“Our ticket sales have been very solid, they’ve been solid in a challenging economy right now,’’ Lewand said. “We’ve said consistently that the best thing we can do is put a good football team on the field on Sundays.’’

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. and the game will be televised locally on WJKB-TV Fox 2.

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