Chargers Go Long to Dodge Blackout

The Chargers have been granted an extension to try to avoid their first regular-season blackout since 2004.

By Michelle Wayland
|  Thursday, Sep 17, 2009  |  Updated 11:03 PM PDT
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Chargers Go Long to Dodge Blackout

Trying to avoid their first regular-season blackout since 2004, the San Diego Chargers have been granted a 24-hour extension by the NFL in an effort to sell out their home opener against Baltimore.
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Trying to avoid their first regular-season blackout since 2004, the San Diego Chargers have been granted a 24-hour extension by the NFL in an effort to sell out their home opener against Baltimore.

The Chargers have until 1:15 p.m. Friday to sell the remaining 1,100 tickets.

Both of San Diego's exhibition games were blacked out locally.

The NFL requires games to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff to be aired on local TV.

Jim Steeg, the Chargers' Chief Operating Officer said the team is doing what it can to sell more tickets.

"We've made our payment terms more flexible. We initiated our individual game sale earlier than in the past," Steeg said.
The organization is also sending email blasts and trying to attract fans from Orange County and Los Angeles.

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