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Chargers Plan Special Festivities for Home Opener

Sunday's home opener marks the regular season return of the Chargers to Los Angeles for the first time since Dec. 18, 1960.  To commemorate the special occasion, there will be many festivities and highlights throughout game day.

There may be more #17 Philip Rivers jerseys in the crowd than usual Sunday, as every Season Ticket Member was issued one Nike, custom-sized, powder blue Rivers jersey per seat in their account prior to the Chargers' home opener.

Pregame, Army Drill Sergeant Gus Orozco and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ed Reynolds Jr. will be honored as the Military Heroes of the Week.  In addition, prior to the national anthem, 50 service members will take the field holding red, white and blue ribbons to create a unique tribute to the American flag.  The national anthem will be sung by Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and actress Jordin Sparks.  Sparks is most known for winning the sixth season of American Idol and her self-titled debut album which is certified platinum.  Just before kickoff, two F-35 Lightning II jets from Edwards Airforce Base will conduct a military flyover traveling South to North above StubHub Center.

During the game, fans will be treated to two very special commemorative moments.  First, players from the original 1960 Los Angeles Chargers will be recognized during the first quarter.

But nothing will be more exciting than at halftime when LaDainian Tomlinson is presented with his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring.  As a member of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, LT will address the StubHub Center crowd on Sunday wearing his Gold Jacket.  LT's bust will also be flown in from Canton for the occasion.  Fans will not only be able to join in cheering on LT as he receives his ring, they will share in an extraordinary moment that will forever be a part of Canton and Chargers history.

This team will usher in a new era of Chargers football and they would like you to be a part of it.  Be sure to use #Chargers when posting any photos for your chance to be featured on the StubHub Center Big Board.

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