If the Lions don't want their game on Sunday against the Rams to be blacked out, they will need to sell 4,500 tickets in the next 24-48 hours. Like the home opener, the Lions could ask for an extension of the Thursday afternoon deadline, which would give them until Friday afternoon to reach a sellout. Extensions are typically only granted when sellouts are expected, though, so the Lions may not bother since they're 4,500 tickets away from lifting the blackout.
If a sellout is reached, one of the people we can thank is Kid Rock, who is partnering with the Lions for a good cause involving tickets.
The Detroit Lions and music icon, Kid Rock, have partnered to donate 500 tickets to the National Guard and the Paralyzed Veterans Association for this Sunday's game vs. the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field.
"We are thrilled and honored to partner with Kid Rock in this promotion that allows us both to say thanks to those men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country," Lions President Tom Lewand said.
The specific deadline to reach a sellout is 1 p.m. on Thursday. If an extension is granted, we will find out around that time tomorrow. If a sellout is not reached and an extension is not granted, then we will also find out about a blackout sometime tomorrow afternoon.