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Blackout Lifted for Chargers-49ers Game

Posted Aug 27, 2013

The San Diego Chargers announced today that the blackout has been lifted for Thursday's game.



The San Diego Chargers have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout for Thursday night’s preseason matchup between the Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium. The game kicks off  at 7 p.m. The game will be shown live in San Diego on KFMB-TV, Channel 8 and in Los Angeles and Orange County on KCBS-TV, Channel 2. Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts and former Chargers linebacker Billy Ray Smith will call the action.

The game will also be seen in Hawaii (KGMB), Las Vegas (KLAS), Yuma/El Centro (KSWT), Bakersfield (KBAK), Fresno (KGPE) and Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo (KCOY).

Fans can listen to the radio broadcast on Rock 105.3 and XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego, and KLAC 570 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.

There are still a limited number of tickets available, including some individual Club seats, which are some of the best seats in the stadium. To purchase tickets, 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.

Key reminders for fans attending the game:
•    Per the NFL’s enhanced safety policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:
-    Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at shop.chargers.com), or
-    One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
-    Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
-    An exception will be made for medically-necessary items after proper inspection.

•    Fans planning to attend the game are encouraged to arrive early and carpool or use public transportation, including the Trolley.

•    Fans should allow plenty of time to get into the stadium as long lines are likely due to enhanced screening procedures at the gates.

Thursday night’s game is the team’s 25th annual Salute to the Military.  Prior to the game, the team will hold a walk-through practice aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) on Wednesday morning.  Wednesday night, nationally-renowned rock-n-roll band Madison Rising, led by Navy veteran Dave Bray, will play a fundraising concert at McGregor’s Grill and Ale House in Mission Valley.  Proceeds from the show will benefit Words of Comfort Hope and Progress, a nonprofit that provides military outreach, support and care packages for our troops overseas fighting the war on terrorism.  Madison Rising will also perform during halftime of Thursday night’s game.  On Thursday, sailors from the Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego and the submarine USS San Francisco will compete in a flag football game at 11:30 am on the Chargers’ former practice field in the southwest corner of the parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium.
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