Over the past two years, the San Diego Chargers have become synonymous with blackouts. It looked like the team’s fourth preseason game versus the San Fransisco 49ers was in danger of being blacked-out however, according to the U-T San Diego’s Michael Gehlken, the team will receive an 24-hour extension to sell 1,100 tickets.
Chargers likely to dodge preseason blackout Thursday vs. 49ers: a 24-hour extension to sell 1,100 general tickets.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 27, 2013
The Chargers also received an extension on the first preseason game versus the Seahawks. That time the team had 1,800 tickets to sell to avoid the blackout.
To avoid blackouts it’s simple; just win. That is something the Chargers have struggled with since 2009, the last time the team made the playoffs.