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ESPN and a consortium of supportive sponsors, including Union Bank, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House and Donovan’s Prime Seafood and Brigantine Family of Restaurants have guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the local television blackout for Monday night’s game between the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The game, presented by UC San Diego Health System, kicks off at 5:40 p.m. PT and will be televised nationally by ESPN and also seen in San Diego on KUSI-TV, Channel 9. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will call the action while Lisa Salters reports from the sidelines.
Approximately 8,500 general tickets as well as several hundred Club seats – some of the best seats in the stadium – are still available. Fans can go online at chargers.com, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or visit the Chargers Ticket Office at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10-4 p.m.
"ESPN is pleased to have avoided the blackout and we are happy to work with local military and charitable organizations in San Diego to distribute a portion of the tickets to individuals and families who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend the game,” said Doug White, ESPN’s senior director of programming and acquisitions.
Fans can listen to the radio broadcast on Rock 105.3 and XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego, and KTLK 1150 AM in Los Angeles and Orange County. Josh Lewin and Hank Bauer calling the game and Mike Costa 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.
The game also will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One Radio. Kevin Harlan and Dan Fouts will call the action from the booth and Tim Ryan will report from the field.
Fans are warned to expect additional travel delays due to normal rush-hour traffic on Monday. For fans driving to the game, the parking lot will open at 1:40 p.m. The parking lot routinely fills early so fans are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation to get to the stadium.
Fans taking the Trolley should do their best to board at least two hours before game time to
avoid delays. Fans should beware that if they are attempting to board trains after 3:00 p.m., they should expect delays, particularly at stops closest to the stadium, and by 4 p.m., most trolley cars will be filled to capacity.
Fans can follow @chargersgameday on Twitter for traffic, trolley and parking lot updates from the stadium.
Fans are reminded that GLASS BOTTLES ARE NOT ALLOWED in the parking lot. Tailgate parties which provide catered food service or furnishes a keg must provide proof of liability insurance and obtain a permit from the stadium in advance. Throwing of objects, selling of items, riding on scooters/skateboards/rollerblades and amplified music and excessive noise which may cause a disturbance is prohibited by the City of San Diego.
Fans also should be reminded that per NFL policy there are limits on the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums. Permissible bags are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are permissible. Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions (large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers), luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Read