Press release from the Lions:
The Detroit Lions have reached a sellout for Sunday's home game against the St. Louis Rams. By reaching a sellout by today's 1 p.m. deadline, Sunday's game will air live in the local television markets (Metro Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw/Flint and Toledo markets), including WJBK-TV FOX 2.
Sunday's sellout was completed after Gardner-White Furniture purchased 800 tickets.
"Our fans' support is outstanding, and we appreciate their excitement for this team," said Lions President Tom Lewand. "A significant portion of the remaining tickets for Sunday's game were purchased by our fans and that allowed us to complete the sellout by partnering with Gardner-White. We want to express our many thanks to our fans and Gardner-White for this Sunday's game airing live in Metro Detroit."
I'm surprised this game ended up being a sellout considering the matchup and the lack of Matthew Stafford, but I'm certainly glad it's going to be on TV locally. Hopefully fans in the Metro Detroit area will finally get to see a win live on TV for the first time since 2007.