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Chargers Get Extension To Avoid Blackout For Chiefs Game

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The San Diego Chargers said Tuesday night that they were facing a local TV blackout if they couldn't sell 4,600 tickets before the Thursday afternoon deadline.

The Chargers are now saying that they've received an extension to the deadline, which is now Friday at 3:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time). When the league gives an extension, it's usually because the game will likely be sold out. I'm not saying that's the case here, but it has been the majority fo the time in the past.

The Chargers have 3,900 tickets remaining, which means in the last 36 hours or so they've sold just 700. Those numbers have me wondering if they picked up a corporate sponsor to pick up the tab on the rest, or if the team is utilizing a little known process where the team can buy the tickets back at about a third of the price.

Just to clarify: this affects only the San Diego viewing area. Those of you in KC will (for better or worse) be able to see the game.

And I'd be careful about cracking any jokes about San Diego failing to sell out their stadium. The Chiefs may not be far behind if the losing continues.