The Jacksonville Jaguars 2011 season finale against the Indianapolis Colts will be on television locally.
The Jaguars announced on Friday that they had sold enough non-premium tickets to lift the local television blackout for Sunday’s season finale.
The announcement means that the Jaguars, who have been criticized nationally for poor ticket sales, will have had no home television blackouts over the past two seasons.
Despite the fact that Sunday’s game is between two teams that have long been eliminated from playoff contention, the game holds plenty of intrigue for Jaguars fans. Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has all but locked up the NFL rushing title and is only 136 yards away from breaking Fred Taylor’s franchise record for rushing yards in a season.
Sunday’s game will also be the last game the Jaguars play under outgoing owner Wayne Weaver. Weaver’s sale of the Jaguars to Shahid Khan becomes official next week. The Jaguars are planning a tribute to Weaver during halftime of the game.