Chargers fans looking for a resale ticket to the last preseason game can buy one for less than the cost of a fast food meal, according to a published report.
The UT San Diego found tickets to the Aug. 28 game against the Arizona Cardinals going for 85 percent of face value on the secondary market.
NBC 7 found fans selling tickets to the game on StubHub for as low as $7. In comparison, tickets in the same section for the Bolts home opener against the Seattle Seahawks are going for about $135 on StubHub.
So why the rock bottom ticket prices?
“Starters will not take the field,” said NBC 7 sports anchor Derek Togerson. With the regular season about two weeks away, the team will likely bench star players like Philip Rivers and Ryan Mathews so they don’t risk injury, he said.
Speaking of the regular season, the Chargers will play the Cardinals in Monday Night Football Sept. 8, just 11 days after their preseason match-up. It seems some fans are choosing to just wait for the real thing.
The UT cites bundling – season ticket holders being forced to buy preseason tickets, too – as another reason for the influx of cheap seats.