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Chargers Should Go To Variable Pricing for 2014 Tickets


The New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions have announced that they will be moving to a variable pricing system for their seats for the 2014 season. The Chargers should get in on that action for the 2014 season as well. It would make sense and it could help the blackout situation that we have to fight every season.

Winning is the real way to combat the blackout system, but the variable pricing for seats would help.

For games that do not draw a large crowd, like preseason games or games against the Cincinnati Bengals, the ticket pricing would be cheaper. For games against the Denver Broncos and other teams that draw a crowd, the tickets will hurt your wallet a little more. The Chargers would be able to get a larger crowd for the games against teams that are bad and make back the money against teams that draw a crowd. The Chargers schedule in the coming season has a few big names coming to San Diego also.

The system doesn’t change the prices for season tickets. The pricing there stays the same.

Why wouldn’t Dean Spanos want to move to the new system?

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  • 1961 Fan

    The Bolts already stuck us with higher prices in the 2013 season. They kept the prices the same on the Loge seats and some of the lesser quality seating locations while screwing us long time seat holders that have premium seating with outrageous prices. The upcoming Ram and especially the Jaguars games may be the “turkeys” of the season. I predict at least one (Jaguars) regular season blackout this year. Even though the economy has improved the cost of attending the games has become prohibitive for the average fan. It will cost a couple $ 300.00 per game to attend unless they are sitting up in the crappy seats near you. People are finding ways to see the Blacked Out games electronically, and a new stadium with the Personal Seat License fees will kill off half of the fan base in San Diego because of the added cost. There is no need to worry, San Diego will not get a new stadium before ALL the other problems that inflict the city are cured.

  • arnie

    Spanos may not be on board, for the same reason he didn’t move to the lowered sellout seats. MONEY! At the end of the day he is holding all the cards and he’s running a business, not a charity. He doesn’t make his money on ticket sales, it’s the guaranteed tv ad revenue and in stadium advertising that fills his pockets.
    However, word on the street is it may be in Spanos best interest to go this route, because there seems to be talks to remove the guarantee tag amongst the tv people, because of the blackouts.