Chargers get extension to avoid blackout

The San Diego Chargers have asked for and received a 24-hour extension to sell about 1,800 tickets to be able to broadcast Thursday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

It’s ridiculous that the NFL’s blackout policy applies to preseason game. The game is considered sub-par to a common fan compared to a regular season game but both games’ tickets are sold at the same price.

For Chargers’ fans this is becoming an all-to-common trend. In 2012, 5 out of 8 regular season games were blacked out.

If you’re looking for some optimism Chargers’ fans, U-T San Diego columnist Kevin Acee has been hearing that the game will be shown on live TV. If they don’t sell out the game, this probably means some corporate sponsorship stepped up and bought the rest of the tickets at a discounted rate.