The Chargers already knew they’d have trouble selling out all their home games this season, and in Monday night’s season-opening loss to the Chiefs they didn’t do anything to generate enthusiasm among fans in San Diego.
So it’s no surprise that more than 7,000 tickets are still unsold for Sunday’s home opener against the Jaguars, and a blackout is looking likely.
The game needs to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff to have the blackout lifted, which means 1:15 p.m. local time on Thursday. Teams that are close to a sellout can get a 24-hour extension, but the Chargers currently don’t even look like they’re close enough for that.
And so it looks like we’ll have at least one Week Two blackout. A blackout is also possible in Detroit, where about 3,000 tickets remain unsold, although the Lions seem optimistic that they’ll avoid a blackout.