Ed Trimble, President and Chief Operating Officer of KFMB Stations, and Dean Spanos, President and CEO of the Chargers, have guaranteed the purchase of enough tickets to lift the television blackout. The tickets purchased by KFMB and the Chargers will be donated to the San Diego police and fire departments. A limited number of tickets for this game remain on sale.
"The excitement from our great season last year has definitely carried over to this season," said Spanos. Of the team's first preseason sellout since 1995, Spanos said: "It's going to be great to see a stadium full of Chargers fans for our first game on Sunday."
"We are very pleased that we're able to telecast this game live, and even more pleased that those who benefit are the police officers and firefighters who do such great work, day in and day out, for our community," said Trimble.
In addition, the Chargers' highly-anticipated season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 11 will also be shown live at 1:15 pm throughout Southern California. XETV, Channel 6 in San Diego and KTTV, Channel 11 in Los Angeles will carry the game. A limited number of tickets for the game have been set aside only for purchasers of season tickets.