The San Diego Chargers announced that the team has received a 24-hour extension to sell 9,000 more tickets in order to lift the local TV blackout of Monday night’s game between the Bolts and the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium.
The last time a Monday Night Football game was blacked out in a home market was Jan. 3, 2000, when the Atlanta Falcons hosted the San Francisco 49ers.
Blackouts usually affect signals within 75 miles of the stadium. For cable net works such as ESPN and the NFL network, blackouts impact those within 35 miles of the stadium.
The game kicks off at 5:40 p.m. Monday. The team has until 5:40 p.m. Saturday to sell the remaining general tickets. According the Chargers website, several hundred Club seats -- some of the best seats in the stadium -- also are available.