Colts sell out with help from Meijer

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Colts game will air locally after a grocery store chain helped push the team to a sell out.

Meijer purchased 1,200 tickets for Saturday’s wild card game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The company plans to give the tickets to military families.

The Colts had been given two different extensions on normal NFL blackout rules, which typically require the game be sold out 72 hours ahead of the matchup to avoid a local television blackout. The sell out happened about six hours before the second extension expired.

Some tickets remain available, because the visiting team can return unused tickets that don’t count toward the blackout rule. Fans still interested in attending have about 300 tickets that are available for purchase. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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