Chargers get 24 extra hours to sell 3,900 tickets

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Two days ago, the Chargers needed to sell 4,600 tickets in order to lift the blackout for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.

Today, the number is at 3,900.

But the Chargers have nevertheless received a 24-hour extension of the 72-hour deadline for getting the tickets sold, giving them until 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday to get all non-premium tickets sold.

Usually, the NFL won’t agree to an extension absent a guarantee that, if the team falls short of the mark, someone will purchase the rest of the tickets, typically at 34 cents on the dollar.  If that’s what happened here, then the Chargers are using a contrived sense of urgency to get the blackout lifted with fans paying full price, and not the Chargers, the local TV stations that would televise the game, and/or team sponsors to foot the bill.

Meanwhile, Chiefs fans want to know what needs to be done to get the game blacked out in Kansas City.