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Chargers need to move more than 3,000 tickets to lift blackout for Packers game

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The Chargers have opted not to take advantage of the new blackout rule.  As a result, there likely will be plenty of emails from the organization regarding the non-premium tickets that still need to be sold in order to lift a looming blackout.

The process already has started in the preseason, with the team sending out an alert that more than 3,000 tickets must be sold by Monday at 5:00 p.m. ET in order to lift the blackout for Thursday’s nationally-televised preseason game against the Packers.

With single-game tickets routinely available for regular-season games in San Diego, it’s not like fans who want to experience an NFL game in person have to spring for a glorified scrimmage.

Actually, the best way to get the game sold out could be to market directly to Packers fans, since they come to Southern California for games that count only once every eight years — and because it’s virtually impossible to get a ticket to a game at Lambeau Field.

Then again, it would be pretty stupid to try to persuade fans of the visiting team to buy tickets to a game at San Diego.

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25 Responses to “Chargers need to move more than 3,000 tickets to lift blackout for Packers game”
  1. getadealdonealready says: Aug 4, 2012 9:35 PM

    When we went to the home opener there last year, it seemed like a home game atmosphere for the Vikings. I’m guessing it had to be close to 50% Vikings fans. It seems like ownership is trying to be the team that moves to LA.

  2. boltsdude1 says: Aug 4, 2012 9:41 PM

    Sorry but there are 1 million things to do in San Diego and about nothing to do in G.B. The fact that this game will be sold out for a preseason game is damn good, where are the stories about the many other teams that will have half empty stadiums for the games!

  3. norvturnersneck says: Aug 4, 2012 9:44 PM

    Thanks Spanos for blacking us out in LA again for no reason. Like someone in LA with a child, normal 9-5 job, and 2 hours to travel wants to go to a scrimmage for a single series with starters.

  4. 805_9er says: Aug 4, 2012 9:49 PM

    Chargers are probably in the top 5 in the NFL for worst ownership…

  5. boltsdude1 says: Aug 4, 2012 10:25 PM

    Please vikes fan you guys have a ton of trouble selling your games out, oh by the way have fun winning 3 games again

  6. vltrophy14 says: Aug 4, 2012 10:53 PM

    That’s pretty sad when u have to ask the fans of the opposing team to buy tics so ur not blacked out. Last yr during the reg season there were SO many Packer fans u could hear them chant GO PACK GO!!! Packers will never have to worry bout a black out game. If u want season tics there’s about a 20-25 yr waiting list

  7. mkepackfan says: Aug 4, 2012 10:57 PM

    The fact that one needs to sellout their non-premium tickets to avoid a local blackout of a preseason game is the most ridiculous thing about the whole scenario.

  8. axespray says: Aug 4, 2012 11:10 PM

    boltsdude1 says:Aug 4, 2012 9:41 PM
    “Sorry but there are 1 million things to do in San Diego and about nothing to do in G.B.”

    Yeah, Freeways and being boxed in by several dozen starbucks and KFCs …compared to camping/hunting/snowmobiles/sliding on snowhills/cookouts/fishing/meh.

    meh, imo… I’d rather live in the wild west than in the run down overcrowded Blade Runner city…

  9. jimmysee says: Aug 4, 2012 11:27 PM

    boltsdude1 says:
    Aug 4, 2012 9:41 PM

    Sorry but there are 1 million things to do in San Diego and about nothing to do in G.B.

    ———————————————————–

    So really, what you’re really saying here is that there are 1 million better things to do in San Diego than go see the Bolts.

    Doesn’t say much for the Bolts!

  10. nicksaviking says: Aug 4, 2012 11:43 PM

    The Vikings have sold out every game since 1998.

  11. i10east says: Aug 4, 2012 11:55 PM

    The ‘so much else to do in the city’ excuse = Awful fanbase.

  12. scumbolt2012 says: Aug 5, 2012 12:04 AM

    This rule was made to help the vagrants that make up the fan-base of San Diego. Chargeless the only team in history of sports to forfeit entire season (2002) due to lack of interest. They’re worse off and more pathetic than Jacksonville. San Fee-ache-oh only team in history to be constant never-was. Norv will be turned out after week 9 when Chargers start 0-9, scoring only 3 touchdowns in that span while surrendering a staggering record 535 points in only 8 games. This will finally cement their legecy as the worst franchise in history of professional organized sports.

  13. Little Earthquake says: Aug 5, 2012 12:17 AM

    Sorry but there are 1 million things to do in San Diego and about nothing to do in G.B.

    ____

    The common refrain of a lousy fan base. There are 10 billion things to do in NYC and somehow Yankees and Giants tickets still sell.

    Soon there will be 999,999 things to do in your little town south of LA.

  14. jayquintana says: Aug 5, 2012 12:53 AM

    Blackouts for a pre-season game? Come on!

  15. ieatchickens says: Aug 5, 2012 1:01 AM

    nicksaviking, While technically you are correct, you do realize that several times a season the Vikings sell massive amounts of tickets the week of a game to corporations? This happens every year with non glamorous AFC teams and the Lions, etc. The Viking fan base is a joke.

  16. jjljr says: Aug 5, 2012 1:29 AM

    really? the Chargers are “threatening” a blackout of a preseason game? does anyone actually care?

  17. robgilman says: Aug 5, 2012 1:30 AM

    hahaha classic charger problems. I live in san diego and I can tell you that by far, they are the worst fan base in all of sports.

    I love the comments from bolts fans too, just further proves this fact. yeah, i mean the surf is good that day and they’re offering a discount at seaworld! why would i go to the chargers game??

    I went to their free open practice they had at qualcomm last week and no one showed up. oh san diego, you’re always good for a laugh…

  18. carlsbadboltfan says: Aug 5, 2012 2:07 AM

    Only 3000 left? Chargers will ask for an extension & get it. Those will get picked up. Since the local broadcaster gets to show the game too, they’ll make it all back in advertising revenue.

  19. carlsbadboltfan says: Aug 5, 2012 2:08 AM

    Little Earthquake says: Aug 5, 2012 12:17 AM

    The common refrain of a lousy fan base. There are 10 billion things to do in NYC and somehow Yankees and Giants tickets still sell.

    Soon there will be 999,999 things to do in your little town south of LA.
    ———————————————————-

    LOL. Yankees & Jets had trouble selling out their season tickets. Jets had to lower their PSL costs just to do that.

  20. chargerdillon says: Aug 5, 2012 2:59 AM

    As a San Diegan I….
    1. will not pay full price for a preseason game
    2. will not pay 25$ to park for a preseason game
    3. will not sit in traffic for a preseason game
    4. will not cry one bit if the game isnt sold out
    5. will be watching it online anyways
    6. just did crotch chops at Spanos

  21. valman61 says: Aug 5, 2012 3:13 AM

    carlsbadboltfan

    There’s no such thing as a free lunch. If this sounds stupid to you. study economics for a few weeks.

  22. web619 says: Aug 5, 2012 5:53 AM

    robgilman says: Aug 5, 2012 1:30 AM

    hahaha classic charger problems. I live in san diego and I can tell you that by far, they are the worst fan base in all of sports.

    I love the comments from bolts fans too, just further proves this fact. yeah, i mean the surf is good that day and they’re offering a discount at seaworld! why would i go to the chargers game??

    I went to their free open practice they had at qualcomm last week and no one showed up. oh san diego, you’re always good for a laugh…

    Ya no one was there, just 10,000 people. Transplants are the most annoying part of this city.

  23. contra74 says: Aug 5, 2012 10:09 PM

    ieatchickens says:
    Aug 5, 2012 1:01 AM
    nicksaviking, While technically you are correct, you do realize that several times a season the Vikings sell massive amounts of tickets the week of a game to corporations? This happens every year with non glamorous AFC teams and the Lions, etc. The Viking fan base is a joke.
    —–
    A sellout is a sellout much like a win is a win.

    If you really want a fan base that is a joke look no further than the Packers.

    What other fan base gets suckered out of $250 for “stock” so that they can gleefully go around saying, this is cute, “I’m part NfL owner!” LOL. “I get a special tour of Lambeau!”, “I vote for my team!” LoL!!!

  24. bolted4life says: Aug 6, 2012 12:39 AM

    Considering the closest NFL is the Cardinals, which is 289 miles away. And in that space we have Los Angeles, Orange County and El Centro…

    To think every non-Charger person to show up to a game is from San Diego is dumb.

    I’ve lived here all my life, the only time I see other fans is when they go out when their team is here… Besides them the other 95% of jerseys are Charger jerseys

    So nice try.

  25. robgilman says: Aug 6, 2012 3:45 PM

    @web 619

    obviously you weren’t there (in true charger fan fashion). less than 3000 showed up, which is extremely low for an open practice at the teams stadium (located smack dab in the middle of the city). If you don’t believe me the number attendees can be googled.

    P.S. Transplants sell out games so charger “fans” can sit at home and watch it on tv

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