|ESPN, sponsors help Chargers lift blackout|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 12 October 2013 17:16|
ESPN says it will give a portion of the tickets to military and charitable organizations.
The Chargers had received a 24-hour extension from the NFL before announcing Saturday that a sellout was guaranteed.
Among the companies helping buy tickets were two restaurants in which Chargers President Dean Spanos owns stock.
A similar arrangement was necessary last year to avoid a blackout of a game against Kansas City shown on the NFL Network.
The Chargers had four blackouts last year, when they finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season.