The good news for the San Diego Chargers is they’re in second place in the AFC West. The bad news is a brutal middle-of-the-season stretch, where they went 1-7, has the Chargers at 5-8 and leaves the team with little chance of making the playoffs. It has also contributed to quite a few empty seats on game day.
For the year San Diego is 30th in the NFL in total home attendance (359,398) with an average of 59,899 (28th) through six games.
With two more home games remaining, including Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, San Diego is facing the possibility of having this weekend’s game blacked out due to the amount of unsold tickets. So the Charges have reached out for extra assistance in an effort to help fill Qualcomm Stadium.
They’ve partnered with Groupon, an online daily discount company, to offer a package for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. This is the first time the Chargers have sold tickets through Groupon, a team spokesman said.
The $68-per-person deal combines one pass for “endzone-level seating” and a $20 voucher for food and drinks at a stadium concession stand.
Packages can be purchased through Saturday but today is the cutoff for ticket sales to affect a possible blackout so we should know shortly whether or not the promotion, which started on Monday, significantly helped. A few personnel moves during the offseason might help as well, looking ahead to next year.
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