The Chargers got an extension Thursday in order to try to sell enough tickets to Sunday’s game against the Giants to avert a blackout.
Such extensions are usually granted when there’s an arrangement in place to purchase the remaining tickets and that has proven to be the case this time as well. The Chargers have announced that a guarantee is in place to buy the necessary tickets and put the game on television in the San Diego area.
The release from the team notes that around 2,400 tickets are still up for sale in addition to “plenty” of premium seats should any Chargers fans with long memories decide to show up and give Eli Manning some help in jogging his memory about why he wanted no part in playing in San Diego.
Some of the tickets purchased to make up the shortfall will be distributed, with the help of local military organizations, to those who wouldn’t normally have a chance to attend a game.