Do Not Adjust Your Set: Packers Blacked Out in Milwaukee
Nov. 13, 1986 – For only the second time in history, a broadcast of a Packers game played in Milwaukee is blacked out on local television because the contest fails to sell out 72 hours in advance of kickoff. With 2,500 tickets remaining unsold, Milwaukee Channel 6 opts to carry the Chicago Bears-Atlanta Falcons game instead of the Packers-Buccaneers game. “The first (blackout) was the second home game after the strike of 1982,” Lee Remmel, publicity director of the Packers, says. “Prior to that game, there never has been a blackout of a Milwaukee game (because of lack of a sellout).” Tickets for the Green Bay-Tampa Bay game are priced at $12, $14 and $16.