7,300 tickets remain for game Nov. 29;
NFL TV blackout appears imminent
More than 7,300 tickets still need to be sold for the Chargers’ next home game versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 29 to lift the local television blackout. With the large number of tickets still unsold, it appears likely that the game will be blacked out in Southern California. It would be the first Chargers regular season or postseason game blacked out since Nov. 7, 2004. Since then, the team has sold enough tickets to lift the NFL’s local blackout of 44 consecutive games.
“It is extremely unlikely that we will sell 1,000 tickets a day for the next seven days,” said Chief Operating Officer Jim Steeg. Chargers games always get the highest overall television rating each week in the San Diego market. For example, last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles drew a 32.5 rating and a 60 share. That means that app. one-third of all households in San Diego were tuned to the game, and 60 percent of all televisions that were on at that time were watching the Chargers.
The Chargers designated their game against the Chiefs as the team’s 50th Anniversary Weekend at which the recently-chosen “Greatest Chargers” of all-time will be in attendance and introduced.
“That game is sure to be one the fans in attendance will remember for a long time,” Steeg said. Tickets are available now at the Chargers’ ticket office at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium, at www.Chargers.com and through TicketMaster at 800-745-3000.
Posted in News Release | Comments Off