Blackout Watch: Chargers-Falcons Game Will Be Blacked Out in Southern California


The Chargers did not sell enough tickets in order to lift the blackout against the Atlanta Falcons. If you want to watch this game, you will have to leave Southern California to do so OR buy a ticket to the game. I am sure you can find some illegal crappy looking feed somewhere also.

If you bought Sunday Ticket and live in the Southern California area, you still will not be able to watch the game. You will be able to watch parts of the game with NFL RedZone.

You can listen to the game on the radio on XTRA 1360.

Wonder if the team will be able to sell out a stadium if we win this game against the Falcons? Would be hard to argue that we have a lot of bandwagon fans if we do.

The next home game is against the Broncos and should be easily sold out. Everyone wants to see Peyton get beat down!

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  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    Crazy.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i thought that we would be able to sell this game out.. they are a pretty good opponent and have some star power… welp

  • Thomas

    I feel like San Diego has given up on the Chargers even though there 2-0. This is pathetic because much worse football teams still have fans that go out and watch. It feels like the only way San Diego will have there game televised is if they move to LA.

    • Bolted4Life

      LA is within a 100 miles so it would still be blacked out.

      • Mr.X

        The broadcast area is 75 miles from Qualcomm Stadium.
        Los Angeles is around 120 miles away.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          LA is part of the Chargers market… So they will be blacked out as well

          • Mr.X

            Correct. My point was that it’s not 100 miles, it’s 75.
            San Diego is one of a few ‘exceptions’ to the 75 miles rule.

            “The NFL does allow in some cases for secondary markets to go beyond the
            75 mile radius in part to help draw fans to attend the game. Some of
            these exceptions are in Charlotte where many of its secondary markets lie outside the 75 mile radius (Raleigh). Others include San Diego, primarily due to Los Angeles
            (116 miles from San Diego) having not had an NFL team since 1994, as
            southern parts of the Los Angeles market are within San Diego’s 75-mile
            radius.”
            - So the NFL blacks out ALL of LA since SOME of it is within the 75 miles. Pfffft, BS.
            - I’ll be watching online.

  • Bolted4Life

    Even at 2-0 there is no confidence in Norv…

  • Ecarb

    Why must every game be sold out in order for it to be televised? Other sports don’t have the same rules! What a stupid rule