The San Diego Chargers are so desperate to put butts in the seats at their stadium that they’ve taken to emailing really awesome Kansas City Chiefs blogs, inviting them to buy tickets to Chargers home games.
And they emailed THIS Kansas City Chiefs blog too!
I received the below graphic, complete with an invitation for the “Arrowhead Addict’s” to come on down to San Diego on November 1st for the Chiefs/Chargers Thursday Night Football smackdown. Apparently, the Chargers would rather invite fans of the opposing team to come to the stadium rather than face the shame of being blacked out on a night they are playing a nationally televised game.
The Chargers have routinely had trouble selling out. Even when they were winning the AFC West every year they were sometimes in danger of blackouts. Chargers fans will tell you, at least some of the fans I’ve talked to, that the poor attendance is due to the fact that there are just so many awesome things to do in sunny San Diego that heading out to the stadium isn’t always they priority. They’ll also usually toss in an insult about how Kansas City is all rednecks and cornfields.
In reality, I’m pretty sure that the reason the Chargers have trouble selling out is because even fans of the team can’t stand Philip Rivers.*
As for Kansas City, anybody can tell you that the statement about the city being all cornfields and rednecks is complete BS.
It’s cornfields and the best damn BBQ on the planet.
Anyway, I thought I’d post this just in case any of you lived out in California and wanted to get a group of fans together to invade the Chargers game in November. The tickets are $10 off for a group of at least 15 people. It is a pretty decent deal I guess. Keep in mind, however, the tickets are non-refundable so make sure your friends give you their coin up front.
Then again, given the fact that the Chargers have been trending downward the last couple of season, by November you may be able to get tickets outside the stadium for $5 or a pack of Camel Lights.
*Since posting this article, several Charger fans have pointed out how ludicrous this statement is. I have added this note to point out to them this link.