Lions sell out Sunday's game vs. Carolina and Thanksgiving Day game vs. Green Bay

Posted Nov 16, 2011

Allen Park, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions announced today that Sunday’s regular season game vs. the Carolina Panthers and the team’s 72nd Thanksgiving Day game vs. the Green Bay Packers are sold out. Both games will air live in the local television markets (Metro Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw/Flint and Toledo), including WJBK-TV FOX 2.

Earlier today (10 a.m.), 1,500 Standing Room Only tickets that went on sale for the Lions Thanksgiving Day game vs. the Packers sold out in approximately 30 minutes.

Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers will mark the 10th-straight home sellout by the club and its 12th in the past 13 games. The Lions’ first five home games in 2011 have sold out.

The Lions Thanksgiving Day game has sold out in each of the last 17 seasons (since 1994), and it has reached a sellout for every Thanksgiving Day game played at Ford Field (nine since 2002).

Fans still have the opportunity to purchase tickets to Sunday’s game vs. Carolina. A limited number of tickets returned by the Panthers from their ticket allotment are now available to the general public, and there are Club Seats available for sale.

Tickets can be purchased on the Internet, over the phone and in person through various Lions and Ticketmaster outlets. To purchase tickets on the Internet, fans can visit either or For phone purchases, the following toll-free number to call and purchase tickets is 800.745.3000. For more information on additional Lions’ ticket options, fans can visit