Heading into Sunday’s divisional showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium, Chargers coach Mike McCoy doesn’t want to give any advantages to the visitors.
There are about 2,500 tickets available for the game, and McCoy hopes nobody wearing red will get their hands on them.
“We would love to have 2,500 go to all Chargers fans,” he said. “This is a team coming in from Kansas City that has one of the loudest, if not the loudest crowds week in and week out. So we need to have our loudest fan support, as many Chargers fans in their seats as possible.”
It’s a big game for the Bolts in more than one way. They’ll be wearing their powder blue alternate jerseys for the game – the first time this year fans will get to see them.
They will also induct all-time franchise sacks leader Leslie O’Neal into the team’s Hall of Fame at halftime, part of the team’s Alumni Day.
“It’s gonna be a great atmosphere,” McCoy said.
The Bolts go for their sixth straight win, sporting a 5-1 record that matches their best start since 2002. They lead the Denver Broncos by a half game in the AFC West and are tied for the best record in the league. The Chiefs are third in the division at 2-3.
“I say to the fans, look at the energy in the stadium,” McCoy said. “It’s not just the players. It’s big for us. It really helps our football team.”