The Chargers have one home blackout on their ledger already this season, but they won’t add a second against the Raiders this weekend.
Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that the blackout has been lifted a day after the Chargers received a 24-hour extension to sell enough seats to allow the game to be televised locally. Such a development was expected, as it is any time a team is granted an extension by the league, because teams usually have secured a commitment to move any remaining seats for 34 cents on the dollar.
The Chargers may not be able to avoid a blackout next weekend, however. Gehlken reports that nearly 5,000 seats remain unsold for next weekend’s regular season finale against the Chiefs.
Hopes of selling those seats would improve if the Chargers have a chance to make the playoffs. That would require a San Diego win and losses by Baltimore and Miami, so this may be the final Chargers home game on San Diego television this season.