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Chargers Need To Sell 50,000 To Avoid A Black Out Game

The Union Tribune reports that the Chargers need to sell a lot of ticks for locals to see the game Sunday:

Here’s hoping you get your fill of bird, trimmings and football Thursday, because it now appears as though most of the people in this county hoping to dine at home Sunday on the Chargers-Chiefs game are going to go hungry so put away the high-def plates and flatware. It may sound strange, given the Chargers have won five straight to climb atop the AFC West, but it appears we may have a perfect storm here, a confluence of circumstances that will keep Sunday’s game in Qualcomm Stadium invisible to local TV. And so the first blackout since San Diego hosted the Saints on Nov. 7, 2004 — 44 home games ago — not only looms, but appears almost certain and as of yesterday, nearly 6,000 of the 56,500 tickets that count toward lifting a blackout had not been sold.

“As of noon,” Chargers Chief Operating Officer Jim Steeg was saying, “we had sold 180 tickets. My thinking is that, instead of moving 180 by noon, we need to move 180 an hour.” “It’s going to be tough, because there’s obviously a day in here (Thanksgiving) where most people are going to be home. And, ironically, a whole lot of them are going to be watching football on TV.”


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