Chargers inch toward a sellout

So with a 2-4 team that lost against the Rams in St. Louis limping home, a Chargers team that failed to sell out its first two home games by considerable margins will fail to do so again, right?

Maybe not.

The Chargers have announced that only 2,000 non-premium seats remain, along with 400 club seats.  The fact that they’re playing the Patriots could have something to do with that.

The Chargers must sell all non-premium seats by Thursday at 4:15 p.m. ET or face another blackout.    

Next weekend, the Chargers host the Titans.

48 responses to “Chargers inch toward a sellout

  1. When i saw the word INCH in the headline…I assumed it was another Brett Favre article…

  2. When i saw the word INCH in the headline…I assumed it was another Brett Favre article…

  3. my room mate Barry is 5’5″ and is a jerk is he inching his way to a sell out as well?
    Mike Florio is flat out dreamy and has nice hair

  4. my room mate Barry is 5’5″ and is a jerk is he inching his way to a sell out as well?
    Mike Florio is flat out dreamy and has nice hair

  5. The Patriots……one of the largest draws at any city they travel to
    As Phil Defranco would say……you’re welcome

  6. The Patriots……one of the largest draws at any city they travel to
    As Phil Defranco would say……you’re welcome

  7. Y0 Wharkley, if the Chargers played in a smaller stadium the game would already be a sell out (Ravens, Texans & 49’ers all are same size or less than 2,000 seats smaller)
    Smaller stadiums in the NFL (by ~2000 or less seats) are:
    1) the Titans
    2) the Patri*ts
    3) the Eagles
    4) the Seahawks
    5) the Rams
    6) the Buccaneers
    7) the Bengals
    8) the Lions
    9) the Steelers
    10) the Vikings
    11) the Cardinals
    12) the Raiders
    13) the Colts
    14) the Bears
    The game would already be a sell out in just under half the NFL stadiums. Your post is irrelevant and did nothing but make you look foolish. Kudos to you winner!

  8. Y0 Wharkley, if the Chargers played in a smaller stadium the game would already be a sell out (Ravens, Texans & 49’ers all are same size or less than 2,000 seats smaller)
    Smaller stadiums in the NFL (by ~2000 or less seats) are:
    1) the Titans
    2) the Patri*ts
    3) the Eagles
    4) the Seahawks
    5) the Rams
    6) the Buccaneers
    7) the Bengals
    8) the Lions
    9) the Steelers
    10) the Vikings
    11) the Cardinals
    12) the Raiders
    13) the Colts
    14) the Bears
    The game would already be a sell out in just under half the NFL stadiums. Your post is irrelevant and did nothing but make you look foolish. Kudos to you winner!

  9. Sourdough you must be from the left coast where fans are wimps the eagles, pats, steelers, have 25,000 on their waiting list they could sell out any stadium in the world they have real fans al the time not front runner fans.

  10. Sourdough you must be from the left coast where fans are wimps the eagles, pats, steelers, have 25,000 on their waiting list they could sell out any stadium in the world they have real fans al the time not front runner fans.

  11. sourdough.. i really hope your not THAT ignorant and that asterik was just an error.. yes the pats have 2500 less seats.. but you do realize they have the highest ticket prices BY FAR in the NFL… Dont hate on the Pats because they have OWNED SD since 2001… and by the way if you were referencing spygate with your cute little asterik.. the week after they were “caught” 38-14… and oh by the way in the AFC title game that year 21-12…

  12. sourdough.. i really hope your not THAT ignorant and that asterik was just an error.. yes the pats have 2500 less seats.. but you do realize they have the highest ticket prices BY FAR in the NFL… Dont hate on the Pats because they have OWNED SD since 2001… and by the way if you were referencing spygate with your cute little asterik.. the week after they were “caught” 38-14… and oh by the way in the AFC title game that year 21-12…

  13. Hey Sourdough you sound like sourgrapes to me. SD was 27th in attendance last year drawing from a larger population base than a good chunk of many other franchises. Arrowhead Stadium (which is in Kansas City) has approximately 10,000 more seats than your stadium, yet they rarely seem to have a hard time filling the place. You very well may have 2000 more seats than 14 other teams yet on a ticket by ticket basis, or an apples to apples comparison, you only outdraw 5 other teams. But after all, Southern California does only have 20 million or so residents, I can understand how hard it might be to sell and extra 2000 tickets.

  14. Hey Sourdough you sound like sourgrapes to me. SD was 27th in attendance last year drawing from a larger population base than a good chunk of many other franchises. Arrowhead Stadium (which is in Kansas City) has approximately 10,000 more seats than your stadium, yet they rarely seem to have a hard time filling the place. You very well may have 2000 more seats than 14 other teams yet on a ticket by ticket basis, or an apples to apples comparison, you only outdraw 5 other teams. But after all, Southern California does only have 20 million or so residents, I can understand how hard it might be to sell and extra 2000 tickets.

  15. In defense of San Diego, there is a lot more options of great things to do here as opposed to Kansas City. The Chiefs are all you got!

  16. In defense of San Diego, there is a lot more options of great things to do here as opposed to Kansas City. The Chiefs are all you got!

  17. Perhaps the reason for these black outs is the fact that these ticket prices are too high. You can’t even buy tickets through the Chargers box office, you must go through a third party. For example: I paid $151 per ticket for the Chargers/Pats game… plus $30 service fee per ticket ( three tickets). When I got them in the mail, the value of the tickets were $79 each. Basically paying double because of a middle man ticket holder. The NFL needs to put a stop to that. Where is the justice. Make games for fan friendly to attend, or people will just go the direct TV route.

  18. Perhaps the reason for these black outs is the fact that these ticket prices are too high. You can’t even buy tickets through the Chargers box office, you must go through a third party. For example: I paid $151 per ticket for the Chargers/Pats game… plus $30 service fee per ticket ( three tickets). When I got them in the mail, the value of the tickets were $79 each. Basically paying double because of a middle man ticket holder. The NFL needs to put a stop to that. Where is the justice. Make games for fan friendly to attend, or people will just go the direct TV route.

  19. Dang….I wanted to make the drive down to SD to see the game…..I figured there would be tons of good seats cheap out on the streets, but maybe not. That’s the power of the Patriots I guess.
    On a side note, is Roethlisberger going to sit out the Miami game with a torn hymen?

  20. Dang….I wanted to make the drive down to SD to see the game…..I figured there would be tons of good seats cheap out on the streets, but maybe not. That’s the power of the Patriots I guess.
    On a side note, is Roethlisberger going to sit out the Miami game with a torn hymen?

  21. Strange enough, one of the reasons SD has problems selling out, is one of the main reasons they do against certain opponents.
    Transplants. Who moves to Chicago? Oakland? New England? Pittsburgh? I think you get it.
    Patriot fans living in SD is why this game won’t be blacked out.

  22. Strange enough, one of the reasons SD has problems selling out, is one of the main reasons they do against certain opponents.
    Transplants. Who moves to Chicago? Oakland? New England? Pittsburgh? I think you get it.
    Patriot fans living in SD is why this game won’t be blacked out.

  23. Chargers do have a weak fan base to go along with a larger than average size stadium. Another contributing factor is the price of their upper endzone seats. Cost for season tickets in the upper endzone is $630 and single game price for those seats is $73. Most everywhere else the same seats cost $25-$50.

  24. Chargers do have a weak fan base to go along with a larger than average size stadium. Another contributing factor is the price of their upper endzone seats. Cost for season tickets in the upper endzone is $630 and single game price for those seats is $73. Most everywhere else the same seats cost $25-$50.

  25. Well its raining and hopefully it doesn’t stay like this because there’s apparently two things the chargers can’t do and that’s win on the road and play in bad weather.

  26. Well its raining and hopefully it doesn’t stay like this because there’s apparently two things the chargers can’t do and that’s win on the road and play in bad weather.

  27. @wharkley
    20 million? You must be smoking crack! SD has a little over 1 million people! Even if you add in the LA area which is about 3 hours away you still only have about 18 million! Not many people drive 3+ hours to go to a KC game so you can’t really bring the LA population into the equation! SD is still considered a small market!
    Other small markets like KC have 2 things to do on Sunday… Go to church or go watch the Chiefs play! It’s A LOT different in Cali! There are a million things to do in Cali and the weather is always perfect so people are out at the beach or doing other things on the weekends!
    LA is the second biggest market in the USA but even they couldn’t keep an NFL team because of all the options people have out there! If SD or LA was 20 degrees and snowing in the winter then more people would be interested in watching football but when it’s 75 degrees and sunny in December why not go to the beach and watch the bikinis instead?
    Even with all the competition from the surrounding area the Chargers have sold out every game since 2004 until the last couple games! Not bad for a team that can’t get to the Superbowl and chokes in every playoff game!
    Jacksonville is another small market that is the same way because they are a beach city in a warm climate! Miami would be in the same boat but they have twice the population as SD and a longer history with the Dolphins franchise! Plus the NFL has played the Superbowl in Miami twice as many times as any other city so it draws more attention and fan fare!
    I’m not an SD fan but get your facts straight before making stupid comments! I’ve been to SD many many times.. Go there once and you will realize very quickly that there are a lot better options on Sunday afternoon than watching football!

  28. @wharkley
    20 million? You must be smoking crack! SD has a little over 1 million people! Even if you add in the LA area which is about 3 hours away you still only have about 18 million! Not many people drive 3+ hours to go to a KC game so you can’t really bring the LA population into the equation! SD is still considered a small market!
    Other small markets like KC have 2 things to do on Sunday… Go to church or go watch the Chiefs play! It’s A LOT different in Cali! There are a million things to do in Cali and the weather is always perfect so people are out at the beach or doing other things on the weekends!
    LA is the second biggest market in the USA but even they couldn’t keep an NFL team because of all the options people have out there! If SD or LA was 20 degrees and snowing in the winter then more people would be interested in watching football but when it’s 75 degrees and sunny in December why not go to the beach and watch the bikinis instead?
    Even with all the competition from the surrounding area the Chargers have sold out every game since 2004 until the last couple games! Not bad for a team that can’t get to the Superbowl and chokes in every playoff game!
    Jacksonville is another small market that is the same way because they are a beach city in a warm climate! Miami would be in the same boat but they have twice the population as SD and a longer history with the Dolphins franchise! Plus the NFL has played the Superbowl in Miami twice as many times as any other city so it draws more attention and fan fare!
    I’m not an SD fan but get your facts straight before making stupid comments! I’ve been to SD many many times.. Go there once and you will realize very quickly that there are a lot better options on Sunday afternoon than watching football!

  29. PatPatriotRules says:
    October 19, 2010 8:12 PM
    To who ever owns the chargers & there fans…your welcome….
    ***********
    Four grammatical errors in one sentence.
    I really hope this was written by a first grader or somebody in the Northeast could use some remedial English help.

  30. PatPatriotRules says:
    October 19, 2010 8:12 PM
    To who ever owns the chargers & there fans…your welcome….
    ***********
    Four grammatical errors in one sentence.
    I really hope this was written by a first grader or somebody in the Northeast could use some remedial English help.

  31. TDL8 says:
    October 20, 2010 4:42 AM
    @wharkley
    “Not many people drive 3+ hours to go to a KC game”
    ———————————————–
    Pretty ignorant statement. I’m sure there are a great many fans who travel for 3 hrs and many that travel for more than that. Ever Been to a midwest farm state? They have to travel that long to go to school!

  32. TDL8 says:
    October 20, 2010 4:42 AM
    @wharkley
    “Not many people drive 3+ hours to go to a KC game”
    ———————————————–
    Pretty ignorant statement. I’m sure there are a great many fans who travel for 3 hrs and many that travel for more than that. Ever Been to a midwest farm state? They have to travel that long to go to school!

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