A few days after the NFL announced that it would not be showing the Detroit Lions’ playoff game against the Chicago Bears in Detroit on Dec 5, the league announced a limited supply of tickets to the game at the Mall of America.
The Mall of American has a limited allotment of seats and many people will have to pay to buy tickets, but tickets will be available for the first time on the NFL’s website.
“We’re going to make the first available to a limited number of ticket holders in the United States and Canada,” a spokesperson for the NFL said in a statement.
“As always, we want to make sure that fans in our communities can access the most exciting and popular game in the league.”
The announcement came a day after Lions fans posted on social media that they were being asked to donate to charity to help the Lions prepare for the game.
The NFL responded by offering a $10,000 donation to the Lions’ charity fund.
The Lions won the game in overtime, 37-28.
A number of fans took to social media to express their frustration at the limited availability of tickets, while others suggested they could use the NFL to help them purchase tickets.
“I can’t even buy a seat for my friends at the mall for the Lions game, they are not getting the chance to get in,” tweeted one person.
“Sorry to say but I cannot buy tickets to a game this bad.
Can anyone help?” tweeted another.