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Local blackout lifted on Sunday's Chargers vs. Chiefs game

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Watch the Chargers vs. Chiefs game this Sunday starting at 1:05 p.m. on CBS 8.

SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8) - Enough tickets were sold Friday to lift the local television blackout on Sunday's game between the Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chargers were granted a 24-hour extension by the NFL after announcing that they still needed to sell about 3,900 tickets earlier this week. The NFL generally grants a grace period if the team is close to selling all its tickets.

Those tickets were purchased by 1 p.m. Friday, making the second home football game of the season an official sellout as determined by the league's blackout rules.

A blackout would have been the first of this season. In 2010, three of the first four games did not appear on local television.

The game will be televised live by CBS Sports on KFMB-TV, CBS 8 in San Diego at 1:05 p.m.

Fans can still purchase general seats as well as Club seats by going to the Chargers ticket office at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium.

The Chargers are encouraging fans to arrive at the stadium earlier than usual because of the NFL's new "enhanced" pat-down security procedure. The NFL asked its teams to instruct stadium security to search fans from the ankles up for banned items such as alcohol and weapons. Previously, the search was from the waist up.

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