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NFL blackout policy has been lifted for 2015 season

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The NFL has announced that they will not enforce the blackout policy in 2015 and will reevaluate it for the folowing seasons. 

The NFL is going to go with a no blackout policy for the 2015 season and then will reevaluate the policy after the season. The rule was created in order for teams to sell tickets in their stadiums. They didn’t want everyone to sit at home and watch the games on TV, so they wanted to make sure that the stadiums were filled first. It also helped make the stadiums filled with people for the people watching TV.

The @NFL says there will be a no blackout policy for 2015, then they will reevaluate. Fascinating.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2015

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It will be interesting to see how this affects the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers have always been a team that worked up to the last minute to sellout their games. The stadium could start to look a little more empty during the games with fans choosing to watch the game at their local restaurant or on the comfort of their own couch with the policy being lifted. Not sure if that will hold back the fans too much though. The biggest challenge will be the possible relocation to Los Angeles.

If the Chargers are going to move to Los Angeles, fans are sure to flee. The lack of attendance wouldn’t hurt other Chargers fans though. They would still be able to watch the games in the comfort of their own home.

The blackout was not a problem for the San Diego Chargers in 2014. It only seems to be an issue when the team is having problems on the field. If the owners can put a good product on the field, then the fans will be out there to watch them. If the team is struggling and are not entertaining, then the blackouts start to pour in more and more. If the team announces that they are going to move to Los Angeles, then we might as well stop watching.

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