Last week, the Chargers needed to move more than 3,000 tickets to lift the blackout for the preseason opener against the Packers. This week, the Chargers have fewer than 48 hours to move more than twice as many tickets.
The team has announced that more than 6,300 tickets remain for Saturday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. (So much for America’s Team.)
If the non-premium tickets aren’t sold by 6:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, the blackout won’t be lifted, barring an extension.
The struggles to sell out the preseason games come at a time when the Chargers have opted not to reduce the minimum threshold for ticket sales for the regular season. Teams may go as low as 85 percent; only the Dolphins, Bucs, and Raiders have taken advantage of the relaxed blackout rule.