The Detroit Lions are selling 1,500 standing-room only tickets for its Thanksgiving Day game on Nov. 24 against the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers at Ford Field, the team announced on Monday, Nov. 14, as reported by DetroitNews.com.
Tickets are $50 each and can only be purchased online at detroitlions.com or ticketmaster.com. There's a four-ticket limit.
Fans can then pick up tickets at Ford Field's will call Gate G, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.
The Lions traditionally play on Thanksgiving and have squared off against the Packers four times since 2000 on the very day, with the Packers winning three of the four games. But with the Lions off to a surprisingly strong 6-3 start and the Packers remaining undefeated as of their Monday Night Football showdown with the Minnesota Vikings
, this Thanksgiving Day matchup is one of the most anticipated in recent memory.
The NFC North rivals are first and second in the division (Detroit is tied with Chicago) and the matchup features two of the NFL's star quarterbacks of the season in Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford. Stafford has thrown 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.
In his first and only career start to date against the Packers however, Stafford threw one touchdown and four interceptions as a rookie in a 34-12 loss to the Packers on Thanksgiving Day in 2009. In that game, Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, no interceptions, and 348 yards.