For the first time since November 2004, the Chargers’ home game will not be shown on local television.
According to multiple sources, the Chargers fell about 7,000 tickets short of selling-out their non-premium seats for their home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Due to this, the game will be blacked-out on local television, which has been expected now for weeks.
The Chargers had the option to buy the remaining tickets at 34 cents to the dollar in order to have the game aired, but were unwilling to do so. That option would have cost them about $238,000.
Hopes aren’t too high for the Chargers’ next home game against the Arizona Cardinals either. There are still about 10,000 unpurchased tickets for that game, which is to be played on October 3. Lets hope that ticket sales increase in San Diego soon, or local Southern Californians, such as myself, might not be watching any Chargers’ home games on television this year.