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Chargers sell tickets on Groupon

grouponSAN DIEGO – The Chargers have turned to Groupon in hopes of increasing ticket sales and avoiding their fourth straight television blackout of the season.

In recent home games, there have been thousands of empty seats —  even empty sections at Qualcomm Stadium.

“It’s too common,” said San Diego resident Goeff Koren.

To help fill the seats, the Charges have teamed up with Groupon.  For $68, you get a face-value ticket in the end zone area. The deal also includes a $20 food and beverage voucher.

“We saw this as another opportunity. Let’s just try it out and see how it goes and see what happens,” said Bill Johnston, Director of Public Relations.  “This is the first time we’ve ever done this.”

The Groupon deal started on Monday.  Fans can purchase up to eight packages on the discount website.  The deadline is Saturday.

“That’s not a bad idea actually. I think it will prompt economic growth for the Chargers,” said Christopher Chavez, a San Diego resident.  “The tickets are so inaccessible sometimes, so why not?”

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13 Comments to “Chargers sell tickets on Groupon”

    Ceasar chavez said:
    December 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    As a long time charger fan im happy to hear this team up . But what help people out would be to lower the $25 parking. They left that out so now that $68 has turned into $93.. The $20 food and drink coupon is nice but our food stands at the Q are rated 1 of the worst check the research. Thank you go chargers!!

    Phil said:
    December 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    I like this idea! @ previous comment unfortunately the chargers don’t control parking it’s ran by a private company

      les said:
      December 13, 2012 at 7:59 AM

      that company exists because of the Chargers,The city needs to understand more people means more revenue. less people staying away because of the price generates no income..

    Bill said:
    December 13, 2012 at 6:53 AM

    Perhaps they should. Could they do worse than Ace Parking's inflated rates? Unfortunately, that's probably likely. :-/

    James MacGillivray said:
    December 13, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Ive been a charger fan for years. Havent seen them hardly at all on TV and really havent missed them. Its like anything else when the quality isnt there you go where the quality is. I can also have a tailgate party that doesnt cost anything.

    Ed said:
    December 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Wait a minute. This is bs. As a Chargers season ticket holder, they told us we had to buy tickets in advance OF EVERY (potential) GAME because it is the NFL that sets the price. Because they never make it out of the first round, we are entitled to a refund of our money. This does not occur until WEEKS after we lose, at which time, we get a nicely timed letter allowing us to request a refund or put it towards next years tickets. All the while, the Chargers are making interest off this money. I never liked this policy/procedure and now we have an admission through this offer – unless Goddell authorized this pricing discount, which is highly unlikely.

      les said:
      December 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      also the precedent was set weeks ago when the NBA president fined a team for not playing their top players by sending them home to rest. He said fans deserve the best for their money!! so why do we pay the same rate for preseason as or a regular game? all we see is wannabes!! besides with the internet I haven't missed a home game yet…..watch them live every home game…

        Bruce said:
        December 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

        So where do we go on the internet to see the game??. I live just a few blocks from the stadium. Im so close i can sit in my backyard and hear the cheers and anouncers. id go to every game if i could afford it. Ive been a fan of 33 yrs. im just an average guy and make just an averge wage.

    Whytdvl said:
    December 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Go to http://www.wiziwig.tv/competition.php?part=sports
    You should be able to see it there.

    April said:
    December 13, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    I went to the sight and tried to click on todays game but nothing played? Am I doing something wrong?

    No free lunch said:
    December 14, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    68 dollar end zone tickets, 25 for parking or 6 for trolley.
    Padres 2nd tier seats 25. walk to park.
    Tough call!

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    July 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

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