Chargers game to be televised

The San Diego Chargers, working with just 24 hours to sell 3,000 tickets, pulled through. There Halloween venue with the Oakland Raiders will be televised live on KFMB, Channel 8 in San Diego, and KCBS, Channel 2 in Los Angeles.

The Chargers-Raiders game is the biggest rivalry in San Diego and the annual game is virtually a lock to be a sellout even with the ticket guarantee in place. This year, the club asked that tickets be purchased to two other games in conjunction with the Raider game.

The tactic was meant to lessen the crowd of Raider fans that generally come to the game.

Ed Trimble, President & Chief Operating Officer of KFMB Stations, Angelo Damante, Owner of Mercedes-Benz of Escondido, and Daniel Tucker, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, have guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the television blackout on Sunday's Chargers-Raiders game. Some general seats, including nearly 900 Club Seats, remain on sale.

The tickets will be donated to the police, fire and sheriff departments of San Diego, Escondido and Valley Center to recognize their valor demonstrated one year ago in the San Diego wildfires.

"We are very pleased that we were able to work this out, and even more pleased that those who benefit are the people to whom we owe such a debt of gratitude," said Trimble. "It's great for everyone to be able to see this classic matchup, and we couldn't be happier."

Damante adds, "Giving back to the San Diego area as a whole is important to us. This live telecast is great for the local economy, and the Chargers see how much the community cares about them. It's a win-win situation for everyone."

"We're proud of San Diego and we're proud of the San Diego Chargers," said Tucker. "We welcomed this opportunity to help give a great football weekend to the community and enable our local fire, police and sheriff departments the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of a great football game."

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