Late ticket sales help Lions avoid TV blackout vs. Rams

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have sold enough tickets to allow this weekend's home game against the St. Louis Rams to be televised locally.

The Lions announced Friday that Sunday's sellout was completed after Gardner-White Furniture bought 800 tickets. The game will air live in the Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw-Flint and Toledo, Ohio, markets.

Lions president Tom Lewand said fans purchased a "significant portion" of the remaining tickets, which allowed the team to partner with the furniture retailer to complete the sellout.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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