Blackout lifted for Chargers-Giants game

December, 6, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers announced on Friday that the team has sold enough tickets during an NFL-granted 24-hour extension to avoid a local television blackout for a second straight week.

According to the team, Fox 5 and the San Diego County Toyota Dealers guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the local television blackout of Sunday’s contest between the Chargers and the New York Giants at Qualcomm Stadium.

The San Diego County Toyota Dealers will work with local military organizations in San Diego to distribute a portion of tickets to individuals and families who otherwise would not have a chance to see an NFL game.

According to the team, about 2,400 general tickets are still available. The Chargers were the first team in the NFL to have a game blacked out on local television after failing to sell more than 4,000 tickets for the team’s home contest against Cincinnati last week.

The Chargers also asked for a 24-hour extension this season for a "Monday Night Football" contest at Qualcomm Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 14, with nearly 9,000 tickets remaining. However, the team announced the following day that a group of local sponsors, along with ESPN, guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the local television blackout.

San Diego had four home games blacked out last season.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter



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