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Chiefs-Chargers game won't be blacked out in San Diego

The first extension didn’t do the trick.  The second one got it done.

The Chargers have announced that Sunday’s home game against the Chiefs has been sold out, and that it will be televised in the San Diego area.

As of Thursday, 3,500 non-premium tickets needed to be sold.  The number was down to 1,350 on Friday, when another 24-hour extension of the 72-hour deadline was granted.

The Chargers have warned about possible blackouts this year, but every regular-season game has been sold out.

UPDATE:  Moments after the e-mail arrived from the Chargers announcing the lifting of the blackout, another e-mail from the Chargers showed up, recalling the first e-mail.  So maybe the game hasn’t been sold out, after all.  The deadline is 4:05 p.m. ET.

SECOND UPDATE:  As of 3:48 p.m. ET, the Chargers re-issued the announcement that the blackout has been lifted.  A cynic might think that the Chargers held the announcement in the hopes of selling some more of the tickets that were purchased by the team and/or the local CBS affiliates that will televise the game.

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21 Responses to “Chiefs-Chargers game won't be blacked out in San Diego”
  1. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Nov 28, 2009 12:58 PM

    If I lived in San Diego I’d probably be chasing tail down at the beach on Sundays. I wouldn’t go to a football game, either.

  2. Richm2256 says: Nov 28, 2009 1:29 PM

    What does it say about San Diego fans that they have such a competitive team yet so often have sell-out problems?
    Put your money where your mouths are, Charger fans.

  3. Mr. Irrelevant says: Nov 28, 2009 1:53 PM

    I know how the Chargers can sell out home games!
    Move to Los Angeles.

  4. SpartaChris says: Nov 28, 2009 1:59 PM

    I’m hoping it’s blacked out. Maybe we can get a second game on Fox this weekend or something.

  5. tonloco says: Nov 28, 2009 2:09 PM

    @Irrelevant: Yeah move to LA. That’s the answer. It worked out so well for the Raiders and Rams.

  6. bigrig says: Nov 28, 2009 2:18 PM

    If you are not going to get rid of blackouts entirely, at least get rid of them on holiday weeks.

  7. rpl2009 says: Nov 28, 2009 2:25 PM

    What does it say about San Diego fans that they have such a competitive team yet so often have sell-out problems?
    Nothing. You have your facts wrong. The Chargers have sold out 44 straight home games and based on this article, now a 45th.
    You should check your facts.

  8. Dillon760 says: Nov 28, 2009 2:29 PM

    For people who live in San Diego, let me make this clear. San Diego is filled with idiot transplants from all around the country who’d rather support crap teams than root for their new existing home teams.
    I don’t understand how people can live in a city but take no allegience to a team because more than likely their daddy wasn’t a fan of that team.
    1. It’s Kansas City and the Chargers don’t lose to joke teams like the Steelers do, we merely lose the big games.
    2. They’re calling for rain. Now while most of you great fans will attend games in snow in your big jackets, here in San Diego we dont leave our houses if there’s a drop of rain. We are pampered by our great weather and thats how it is here.

  9. TylerDurden says: Nov 28, 2009 2:36 PM

    Most fair weather fans wait until thier team is in the tank (Raiders, Browns, Lions, etc…) before they jump off the band wagon. Chargers’ fans are the exception. “You stay classy, San Diego”.

  10. Nation 86 says: Nov 28, 2009 2:43 PM

    Los Angeles Dolphins

  11. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Nov 28, 2009 2:46 PM

    Yeah, you’re right Dillon. People in San Diego are such IDIOTS!!
    They choose to live in a place with year-round 76 degree sunny weather rather than be freezing their nuts off in a blizzard. Those fools will also never know the sheer joy of having to shovel away 500lbs of snow from your driveway just so you can pull your car out. MORONS!
    And I agree, what’s with them not branding a lightning bolt on their skin as a sign of allegiance to “their” team? Fickle pretty boy losers.

  12. SmackMyVickUp says: Nov 28, 2009 4:49 PM

    What does it say about San Diego fans that they have such a competitive team yet so often have sell-out problems?
    —————–
    Always the same remaining seats with poor view. The fact they run $97 or something is a joke. The stadium was renovated and expanded available seating in hope for a SB bid.
    Seating capacity
    Chargers: 71,294
    Vikings: 64,121
    Patriots: 68756
    Squeelers: 65050
    Colts: 63000 (configurable to 75000)
    Eagles: 68532
    Cowboys: 80,000 but is expandable to seat nearly 100,000
    Consider only the Cowboys have more tickets to sale. It is always the last 3-4000 tickets that are hard to sale that other teams don’t have the extra capacity to worry about.

  13. WashingtonRedstorms says: Nov 28, 2009 4:55 PM

    They choose to live in a place with year-round 76 degree sunny weather rather than be freezing their nuts off in a blizzard. Those fools will also never know the sheer joy of having to shovel away 500lbs of snow from your driveway just so you can pull your car out. MORONS!
    This is the post of the century.
    These fat toothless Midwesterners always want to chime in on West Coast football.
    In California especially there are billions of things to do and the weather is always good year round.
    We dont have to sit around a table and listen to self righteous Aunt May talk about how good she is, while stuffing our face with tons of food.
    And sitting around drinking cases of Pabst.
    We have lives and dont have to be hostage by snow. We dont have to sit around the TV all day listening to every news about the Packers.
    Stop being jealous(which is wrong) and worry about your own back yard.
    Enjoy sifting snow all day.
    The Chargers and Raiders and 49ers are all supported.
    Now go shovel your driveway so you can go to Mc Donalds.

  14. Empire Jones says: Nov 28, 2009 5:16 PM

    45 straight seelouts amidst the usual annual wildfires, the economy, the horrible stadium with many obstructed-view seats, but STILL they have sold out 45 in a row, even against crappy teams like KC that don’t warrent $75 a pop.
    But oh yeah, enjoy the jokes. And Indy, enjoy your exit from the playoffs yet again this January.

  15. bigbolt says: Nov 28, 2009 5:26 PM

    I’m a Charger season tix holder, but the fact is most people in SD don’t care about football. The weather, the people and the beaches are beautiful. It’s not like friggin Pittsburgh or Green Bay where the average woman weighs 3 bills and has an ass 4 axe handles wide.
    I love it when Joe Schmo from Pittsburgh or Green Bay or wherever tries to talk crap on Charger fans. We live in San Diego and you don’t. And that’s all she wrote.

  16. buzzbissinger says: Nov 28, 2009 5:39 PM

    In other news, the Chargers are ‘not talking’ about the possibilty of future blackouts…

  17. bigbolt says: Nov 28, 2009 6:29 PM

    @SpartaChris
    The problem is….NOBODY is moving to Denver from San Diego, so your point is, uhhh, you don’t have a point.
    So come on out and enjoy our weather, our women, and our leisure activities and keep rooting for your horseshit Broncos or poopoo Chiefs….those of us born and raised in Diego could give two shits because we still pack the house every Sunday. But…once again, win or lose, we still live in San Diego.

  18. r_u_shtn_me says: Nov 28, 2009 6:46 PM

    It’s not surprising the Dischargers have consistently had a hard time filling their stadium…the Dischargers are the epitome of NFL underachieving choke artists. The few misfits that still admit to being Discharger fans are too busy cruising the gay bars to go to the games. It all works out though, since nobody gets upset when Syphillis Slivers and his butt buddies fail to do anything in post season play – if they get lucky and make it that far.

  19. SpartaChris says: Nov 28, 2009 7:21 PM

    @bigdolt-
    I know several people who have in fact moved from San Diego to Denver. I’m also not a fan of the Chiefs, Raiders or Broncos, so nice try.
    I’m also native to Southern California (Riverside), so have any more asinine judgments you’d like to make?

  20. SpartaChris says: Nov 28, 2009 7:51 PM

    And furthermore, you’re either too stupid or too ignorant to get my point. My point was you’re team allegiance isn’t going to change simply because you move. You’re a Chargers fan. If you wound up moving to another city, say for work, with another pro NFL team, would you just stop being a Chargers fan? No, of course not. And it would be unreasonable for fans of to expect you to become one.

  21. Empire Jones says: Nov 28, 2009 9:12 PM

    r_u_shtn_me says:
    November 28, 2009 6:46 PM
    It’s not surprising the Dischargers have consistently had a hard time filling their stadium…
    ============
    Yeah, 45 straight sellouts equals a REAL hard time filling their stadium, genius.
    BTW, I am not shitting you. I shit bigger than you.
    And “discharging” all over your face as you read this.

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