Because not enough San Diego Chargers fans bought tickets to go see their mediocre team play the Buffalo Bills, a team without any star-power that is on a 5 game losing streak, the rest of Southern California will not be able to watch the game on Sunday afternoon.
This is only the second blackout of the season for the Chargers, the first being when the Miami Dolphins came to town, which is less than many people (including myself) expected. Here's all of the info you need to follow the Bolts on Sunday, courtesy of the Chargers PR Department:
The League's long-standing policy requires all games not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff to be blacked out in the local market. This includes all signals within a 75-mile radius of the stadium and those areas whose television signal reaches within that 75-mile zone. The league's policy affects all telecasts, including cable and satellite.
Nearly 5,000 general tickets remain available at Qualcomm Stadium Gate C, www.Chargers.com, TicketMaster outlets or by calling TicketMaster at 1-800-745-3000. A variety of Club Seats, some of the best locations in the stadium, and a limited number of single-game Luxury Suites also are available. The Chargers' ticket office is open weekdays 8-5 pm and Saturday 10-4 pm.
The game kicks off at 1:15 pm.
Fans can listen to the game live on radio on KIOZ Rock 105.3 FM and XTRA Sports 1360 AM in San Diego with Josh Lewin and Hank Bauer calling the action from the booth and Mike Costa reporting from the sideline. The Chargers Radio Network includes KLAC 570 AM in Los Angeles; KNWH 1250 AM in the Yucca Valley; KNWZ 94.3 FM in Palm Springs; KOSS 1380 AM in Palmdale and Lancaster; KSPA 1510 AM in Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and the Inland Empire; KATY 101.3 FM in Temecula and the Inland Empire; KWDJ 1360 AM in Ridgecrest; KCAL 96.7 FM in Riverside and San Bernardino; KXO 107.5 FM in the Imperial Valley and Yuma, Arizona; KVFG 103.1 in Victorville and Hesperia; KHIT 1450 AM in Reno, Nev.; ESPN Radio 1100 AM in Las Vegas, and Sirius Satellite Radio.