Blackout lifted for Colts-Chargers

Updated: October 14, 2013, 4:43 PM ET
By Eric D. Williams | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- The Chargers avoided becoming the first team in more than a decade not to have a "Monday Night Football" home game televised locally in their market.

A day after applying for and receiving a 24-hour extension to try and sell nearly 9,000 tickets, the team announced on Saturday that a group of local sponsors, along with ESPN, guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the local television blackout for Monday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium.

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