At a time when NFL teams are trying to get more fans to show up for games that count, it’s not getting any easier to get them to pay for the ones that don’t.
The Chargers, however, have pulled it off.
The team has announced that all non-premium tickets have been purchased for Thursday night’s game against the Seahawks. As of Monday, 1,800 remained.
The Chargers have opted for each of the past two years not to reduce the minimum to as low as 85 percent of all non-premium tickets. Teams that reduce their threshold must pay 50 cents (instead of 34 cents) of every dollar for any excess ticket sales to the league.
Selling all of the non-premium tickets for a meaningless bodes well for the team’s ability to sell tickets to the regular-season contests.