The Chargers, who can’t seem to do anything right lately (I’d call them “loveable” but that’s far, far from the truth) resorted to using Groupon on Monday to try to sell out this Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers.
The Groupon was for an end zone seat priced at $68, which included a $20 voucher for use at the concession stands. Per Ticketmaster, the price of the same ticket (plus fees and with no voucher) is $76.25. When the deal went live there were 13,000 unsold seats for this Sunday’s matchup. As of Friday, 11,000 unsold tickets remained, which meant blackout time! This is the 8th time in the last 16 afternoon home games that the Chargers fans at home won’t be able to watch them lose on TV.
Why are games blacked out? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
In June 2012, NFL blackout regulations were revised in which, for the first time in NFL history, home games will no longer require a total sellout to be televised locally; instead, teams will be allowed to set a be...