The San Diego Chargers announced this morning that they have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout for Monday night’s Chargers vs Denver Broncos showdown for AFC West supremacy. The team, sent out a release a few days ago saying they needed to sell 3000 tickets to lift the blackout.
The game will be shown throughout Southern California on ESPN and fans in San Diego can also watch the simulcast on KFMB-TV, Channel 8. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will call the game for ESPN, while Lisa Salters reports from the sidelines.
But if you just changed your mind, and want to go and check out the game, no problem as there are still a limited number of tickets available, including some individual Club seats, which are some of the best seats in the stadium.
But the big question for me is I had no idea that the NFL would now be able to blackout a game on cable. I thought one game that could not get blacked out on Television was Monday Night Football on ESPN.
The Chargers are once again warning fans to be wary of fraudulent tickets. It’s unfortunate, but every week fans are turned away with counterfeit tickets. The only way to guarantee that tickets are authentic is to purchase them directly through the Chargers, Ticketmaster or the NFL’s official resale provider: NFL/TicketExchange. Tickets obtained from other sources could be counterfeit, so fans are urged to be extra careful and double-check the source of their tickets.
The Chargers will be celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Monday night’s game and a number of players from both teams will be wearing pink to acknowledge the importance of screening and early detection in women. The Chargers will also be wearing their powder blue alternate jerseys for Monday night’s game.
Fans planning to attend Monday night’s Chargers-Broncos game are encouraged to arrive early and carpool or use public transportation, including the Trolley. The Trolley is great at $5 dollars for the day and you will be surprised about the conversations you can have with fans from both teams while taking the ride into town.
The team is expecting its largest crowd of the season and the parking lot is expected to fill and be closed well before kickoff. So, fans also are reminded to allow plenty of time to get into the stadium as long lines are likely due to enhanced screening procedures at the gates.
Fans can also listen to the radio broadcast on Rock 105.3 and XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego, and 1350 AM in Los Angeles and Orange County with Josh Lewin and Hank Bauer calling the game and Mike Costa reporting from the field.
KLAC 570 AM in Los Angeles and Orange County will also carry the national broadcast on the Dial Global Radio Network with Kevin Harlan calling the play-by-play, Dan Fouts providing analysis and Mark Malone reporting from the field.
All Chargers games are also broadcast in Spanish on XHFG 107.3 FM in San Diego and KWKW 1330 AM in Los Angeles with Jorge Villanueva calling the play-by-play and Dante Lazcano offering game analysis.