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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sunday's game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins will not be shown on local television, the team announced Thursday.
On Tuesday, the team announced that 7,200 tickets needed to be sold by Thursday's blackout deadline. Only about 700 were sold.
According to NFL policy, a home game cannot be televised locally if it is not sold out 72 hours prior to its start time. This includes all signals within a 75-mile radius of the stadium and areas where the television signal reaches that 75-mile zone. The blackout also affects all telecasts, including cable and satellite.
Last week, the team needed to move 4,600 tickets for the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers gained a 24-hour extension from the NFL, and the game ended up being televised to area fans. No extension was granted this week.
More than 6,500 tickets remain available for sale.
This is the first blackout of the season. In 2010, three of the first four games were not shown on local television.