Lions sell out Sunday game vs. Jets
ALLEN PARK -- The Lions have sold out for Sunday’s game against the N.Y. Jets at Ford Field to lift the TV blackout. Team president Tom Lewand made the announcement today.
He cannot remember the last time the Lions sold out on a Wednesday.
Last Sunday’s game against the Redskins did not sell out. The first two home games did, but extensions were needed to get the sellout.
“It’s a great testament to our fans, we’ve gotten great support from them all season. Even this past weekend when we didn’t have a sellout, it was loud, they’ve been into the game they’ve given us a great home-field advantage and we couldn’t be happier that they’re responding by getting the game sold out earlier in the week,’’ Lewand said.
The Lions are 2-1 at Ford Field and have won two straight. They average 38 points a game on home turf.
He wouldn’t be specific on how ticket sales are going for the rest of the season.
“Activity has picked up on tickets for the rest of the season,’’ Lewand said.
The Jets are 5-2 and coming off a 9-0 loss to Green Bay.
The game will be televised on WWJ-TV CBS Channel 2 with Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker calling the game.
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