Adam Schefter just posted this on Twitter....looks like the announcement will take place on Thursday:
Just got an alert from TeamBleacher . Wow, LA goes from no team to 2 teams. I wonder where they will play out of.
After All, Life Goes On
...and LA gets another kick at the can...
Rams, Raiders, Rams again, now Chargers...
This was 100% clear when San Diego voted down the stadium back in November. And everyone was saying they'd play in the Rams building and pay rent.
huh.. well I stand corrected! Yeah 30k is puny with only 8 home dates. Prices are going to be outrageous
2017-01-12, 11:16 AM
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I think this is a great idea to play in a smaller venue for a short time. The prices for tickets will be sky high. It looks worse to draw 50,000 fans with so many empty seats left at the L.A. Coliseum. The higher ticket prices will more than make up the difference in gate revenue. It creates a tough ticket and a better atmosphere with a packed venue even if it is smaller. Every seat will be a pretty good one.
It's the TV that drives revenue in the NFL. The gate is just a bonus.
at least they won't have to worry about being blacked out.
does NFL still follow those blackout rules that they have to sell out to be seen locally?
2017-01-12, 12:49 PM
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The Chargers name goes back to the L.A. Chargers who played 1 season in in L.A. This different from the NFL holding onto the "Browns" name in the move to Baltimore.
The NFL should have held on to the "Colts" name in the move to Indianapolis and the "Cardinals" name in the move to Arizona. They royally screwed up.
On that not it sucks that the Minneapolis Lakers name moved to L.A. with the Lakers name. A land of a thousand Lakes loses that name to an area where there is more ocean than Lake.
New Orleans Jazz becoming the Utah Jazz.
The Raiders on the other hand were aptly named as they did Raid city coffers in every city they moved to so that name is allowed to travel with the team.
I'm not a fan of football in any way, shape or form, but I do find this relocation interesting.
Wasn't LA without a franchise for quite a few years? It always struck me a strange since it's a massive market...but can they support two at this point?
Was there an alternative to LA they could've chosen?
Weird that Stub Hub was the second choice.
I could see why moving into the Coliseum would be a problem (legal entanglements with USC and the California Science Center in the lease arrangement). Anaheim Stadium is a crap stadium to play football, as the Rams can attest to.
But what's wrong with the Rose Bowl?
Have never liked the Chargers but I do feel bad for their fans in San Diego.
Philip Rivers doesn't strike me as an L.A. kinda guy.
And that logo? WTF? The Tampa Bay Lightning had a great tweet yesterday about it.
Pretty lame. The lightning bolt and powder blues are about the only things I liked about the team.
The location is 1000x more critical for the sens