Chargers Blackout Likely: Bolts CEO

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    SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 25: A San Diego Chargers fan shouts through a megaphone during the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 25, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 18-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    Chargers fans may have to buy a ticket if they want to see the home opener.

    Chargers president and CEO Dean Spanos told our media partners at the North County Times that the game, which is a week from Sunday against Jacksonville, will "most likely" be blacked out.
       
    Spanos blamed the bad economy in an interview with the paper.

    "I think Southern California is still suffering, and in some ways the region may be worse off today than it was a year ago," Spanos said in the interview.

    The Chargers aren't alone in the situation, either: Blackouts may be looming for half the teams in the league this season, according to the NFL.

    The Chargers begin their season in Kansas City on Monday night.