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Chargers Want to Make Home Opener a WHITE HOT SUNDAY
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Sunday, Sept. 16 is the Chargers’ much-anticipated 2012 home opener against the Tennessee Titans and the forecast says it will be hot … WHITE HOT.
As a show of strength and solidarity, the Chargers players are urging fans to join them and wear ALL WHITE to the regular-season home opener. The team will be wearing white pants and white jerseys together for the first time since the new uniforms were introduced in 2007.
“I can’t wait to see every fan in all white. It will be so cool to see a full stadium and everyone in white. I love the all-whites,” said linebacker Shaun Phillips. “The home opener is always a huge game for us and we’ll need our fans big-time that day.”
“To have our fans with us wearing all white and being loud will definitely help us on defense,” said safety Eric Weddle. “It’s our home opener and to have any kind of competitive edge is huge.”
“Seeing the fans in all white with us will be sweet. To look up from the field and see a sea of white, it will be big for us to come out and feed off the fans’ energy,” said tight end Antonio Gates.
The Chargers believe this move is another opportunity for the fans in the stands to make a tangible impact on the outcome of the game.
“We’re always looking to do anything we can that will give us an additional edge in the game,” said Chargers CEO A.G. Spanos. “The home opener is our fans’ first chance to make an immediate impact on our season.
“Imagine a full stadium all in white, unified behind the team dressed all in white. It will be loud. It will be impressive. It will be intimidating. And it will give our players a huge emotional boost and even-stronger home-field advantage.”
The home opener will provide fans with another memorable moment when the team pays tribute to Junior Seau by permanently retiring his number 55 at what is sure to be an emotional pre-game ceremony.
Tickets may be purchased by logging onto www.CHARGERS.com, calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting the Chargers Ticket Office located at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers’ ticket office is open weekdays 8-5 pm and Saturday 10-4 pm before home games.