Retailer's Purchase Removes Colts Blackout

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Saturday's Indianapolis Colts playoff game will air in Indiana. The team has announced Michigan-based Meijer Stores LP purchased 1,200 tickets to the showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs, ending a potential local television blackout that would have been imposed by the National Football League if the game did not sell out. Meijer will donate the tickets to local military families. The game will be shown in central Indiana on Inside INdiana Business' partner, WTHR.

January 3, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indianapolis Colts corporate partner Meijer has purchased 1,200 tickets for Saturday's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs and is donating them to local military families. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer's purchase makes the game an official sellout.

Indianapolis Colts corporate partner Meijer has purchased 1,200 tickets for Saturday's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs and is donating them to local military families. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer's purchase makes the game an official sellout.

"Meijer understands just how important it is to support the communities where our customers and team members work and live, and are pleased to offer these playoff tickets to local military families as a way of thanking them for all they do," Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said.

"Meijer is a great community partner, and we are proud to have them as our exclusive grocery sponsor," said Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay.

The visiting Kansas City Chiefs have returned nearly 300 tickets that remain for sale through normal channels: Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and by phone (800-745-3000).

The game will be televised locally on WTHR-13

Source: The Indianapolis Colts