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Spanos Warns Fans to be Ready for Blackout

According to an article on ProFootballTalk, Chargers CEO Dean Spanos has warned fans that the Chargers’ home opener will most likely not sell out, thus causing a local television blackout. For the entire story, click on the link above. Here’s a part of what PFT had to say.

Team president and CEO Dean Spanos told the North County Times on Thursday that he believes the home opener won’t be sold out, and thus not televised locally.

“It’s a disappointing trend, to be sure, and I do believe that the home opener will most likely be blacked out,” Spanos said.  “It’s an unfortunate fallout from the economy as a whole. I think Southern California is still suffering, and in some ways the region may be worse off today than it was a year ago.

“That’s my opinion, but you go forward with what you have,” Spanos said. “We try to make the games as fan-friendly as we can.  We haven’t raised ticket prices in over three years.  We have payment schedules to ease the burden on the potential season-ticket holder.  We’re trying to make the game-day experience more fulfilling for the fans.  We’re sensitive to the economic conditions, and we know we’ll have to ride this tough economic period out.”

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