KFMB-TV, CBS 8, will deliver a “delayed” telecast of Thursday night’s preseason matchup between the Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals at Qualcomm Stadium beginning at 10 p.m. immediately following the game. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts and former Chargers linebacker Billy Ray Smith will call the action.
The delayed telecast will also be shown in Los Angeles and Orange County on KCAL-TV, Channel 9 beginning at 12 midnight. The telecast will be delivered in Spanish on Telemundo in San Diego at 11:30 pm.
The game will not be shown live in Southern California due to the National Football League’s long-standing policy that requires all games not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff to be blacked out in the local market. The NFL’s policy affects all telecasts, including cable and satellite.
More than 9,000 general tickets remain available at the Chargers’ ticket office at Qualcomm Stadium Gate C. Plenty of Club seats, many of the best seating locations in the stadium, also are available. The ticket office is open weekdays 8-5 p.m. and fans can go to www.Chargers.com or call 800-745-3000 to get tickets.
Fans can listen to the radio broadcast on the team’s official website or terrestrial radio on Rock 105.3 and XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego, and KLAC 570 AM in Los Angeles and Orange County. The network also includes KATY 101.3 FM in Temecula and the Inland Empire; KNWH 1250 AM in the Yucca Valley; KNWZ 94.3 FM in Palm Springs; KAVL 610 AM in Palmdale and Lancaster; KSPA 1510 AM in Ontario, Inland Empire and Rancho Cucamonga; KRAK 910 AM in Victorville and Hesperia; ESPN Radio 1100 AM in Las Vegas; KXO 107.5 FM in the Imperial Valley and Yuma, Arizona, and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Josh Lewin and Hank Bauer will call the game from the booth and Mike Costa will report 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.
TRANSPORTATION & TAILGATING
Fans attending the game should expect travel delays. For fans driving to the game, general parking begins at 3 p.m. and could fill and close before 6 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 toboard at least two hours before game time to avoid delays.
Fans can follow @chargersgameday on Twitter for traffic, trolley and parking lot updates from the stadium.
Fans who enjoy tailgating are reminded that GLASS BOTTLES ARE NOT ALLOWED in the parking lot. 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.
ONLY CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS ALLOWED
Fans also are reminded that NFL policy limits 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.