Originally written December 14, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
According to USA Today Sports, the San Diego Chargers are so desperate to sell tickets that they used Groupon to help them try to sell out this Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Chargers waded into the land of discounted microdermabrasion treatments and half-priced speedboat tours this week by offering tickets for Sunday’s game on Groupon. For the low price of $68, buyers would receive one endzone seat and a $20 voucher for use at Qualcomm Stadium concession stands. According to the utsandiego.com, the same ticket, with applicable fees, costs $76.25 on Ticketmaster, and that doesn’t include the concession stand voucher. It’s the first time the team has used the online deal service. When the Groupon launched on Monday, 13,000 tickets remained unsold for Sunday’s 1:05 PT kickoff against the Carolina Panthers. On Friday, it was reported that 11,000 tickets were left, triggering the Chargers’ eighth home blackout in the past 16 day games. Now that it’s almost impossible for the Chargers to make the playoffs, I’d be shocked if they sell out their final home game against the Raiders on December 30th.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
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