Chargers Should Go To Variable Pricing for 2014 Tickets

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers fans celebrate after the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.San Diego won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

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?