Blackout Avoided for Chargers vs. Raiders Game

Sunday's game will air on TV

Thanks to an upswing in ticket sales, the San Diego Chargers will be able to avoid a local blackout for Sunday’s Chargers vs. Raiders game at Qualcomm Stadium.

According to the Chargers press office, enough tickets have been sold for Sunday's game to lift the blackout. That means the game -- which kicks off at 1:25 p.m. -- will be televised throughout Southern California and fans can watch from the comfort of their homes.

This might be significant to Chargers fans, since it’s the last game of the regular 2012 season.

The season has been choppy and uncertain for Bolts fans, with multiple blacked out games over the past several months due to poor local ticket sales.

According to the NFL’s police, all games not completely sold out in 72 hours prior to kickoff are required to be blacked out in the local market. This includes all signals within a 75-mile radius of the stadium. The League’s black out policy affects all telecasts, including cable and satellite.

The blackout blitz began in mid-August with an untelevised Chargers vs. Cowboys game. On Sept. 23, the match-up between the Bolts and Falcons was blacked out.

On Nov. 25, poor ticket sales lead to the Chargers vs. Ravens blackout, followed by yet another blacked out game one week later, on Dec. 2, when the Chargers faced the Bengals.

The Chargers vs. Panthers game on Dec. 16 was also blacked out in Southern California.

Despite the many, many blackouts this season, Chargers fans are set to turnout for Sunday’s televised game against their Oakland Raiders rivals.

A limited number of club seats, suites and single general seats are still available at Qualcomm for this match-up. For more ticketing information, visit the Chargers website.

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