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Packers avert TV blackout, sell out game with help from corporate partners

6:16 PM, Jan. 3, 2014
Packers avoid TV blackout for playoff game vs. 49e...
Packers avoid TV blackout for playoff game vs. 49e...: Green Bay Packers President and CEO talks about avoiding a television blackout for Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game at Lambeau Field. (Jan. 3, 2014)
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Planning for those at-home playoff parties can continue.

Corporate partners of the Green Bay Packers stepped up Friday morning to buy the hundreds of remaining tickets for Sunday's NFC wild-card game against the San Francisco 49ers, averting what could have been the first local television blackout in 30 years.

Sunday will be a normal day for watching the Packers at home, but conditions at Lambeau Field will be challenging. The weather forecast for the 3:40 p.m. game calls for arctic conditions. Temperatures are expected to be around 0, with a wind chill of minus 11. ...

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