The Lions announced today that the Thanksgiving game against the Packers has reached a sellout. The deadline to reach a sellout was earlier today, and aside from a "few hundred" tickets that Green Bay sent back, all tickets are accounted for. Because the Packers did return some of their allotment, you can still buy tickets to the game, but even if you don't, it can be viewed on local TV.
This is the first Lions home game that hasn't been blacked out since October 11 when the Steelers and thousands and thousands of their fans came to town. The last two home games -- against St. Louis and Cleveland -- were quite a ways away from being sellouts. The attendance for those games was 40,857 and 43,170, respectively, and for the Redskins game it was only 40,896. I think the Packers game will be the first time the Lions break 60,000 people this season. The Steelers game brought out a crowd of nearly 60,000, and even last year's Thanksgiving game had that many people at Ford Field despite the fact that the Lions were winless.
Even though it's Thanksgiving and the game will be nationally televised, make sure to check out Pride of Detroit on Thursday for game threads and play-by-play updates.