Indianapolis Colts face playoff blackout unless 7,000 more tickets are sold

Eric Edholm

The Indianapolis Colts' bandwagon still has ample room. Several thousand seats worth, in fact.

Heading into Saturday's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Colts needed to sell nearly 7,000 tickets, according to the team, to sell out the game and meet league-mandated blackout rules.

Yes, they even apply during the postseason — if the Colts don't sell out at least 72 hours prior to kickoff, the game will not be shown in a 75-mile radius around Indianapolis. The deadline has been extended, however, given that Wednesday is a holiday, so the Colts have until Thursday at 4:30 p.m. local time to unload the tickets, priced $56 to $155, according to the team's website.

Head coach Chuck Pagano has implored the fans to be loud on Saturday. But will there be enough of them for the local audience to hear them on television? That remains to be seen.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!