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22 minutes ago, ltjets21 said:

https://247sports.com/nfl/oakland-raiders/Bolt/Group-of-fans-fighting-to-keep-Raiders-in-Oakland-114413866

 

Wonder what would happen if they miraculously got the name to stay in Oakland. 2019 will for sure be an odd year with no lease or available stadium for the Raiders.

That's a week old story.  The city and county are basically pursuing the suit in the hope the Raiders/NFL pay off the remaining $83M in bonds outstanding on the Coliseum. 

 

They're also asking the Warriors to pay off the $55M in bonds outstanding for Oracle Arena with the team refusing.

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Let's hold off on the London Jag-you-ares rumors.

 

 

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Bumping, since there are reports that the NFL is still concerned about the Chargers' long-term viability in Los Angeles.

 

Sources: NFL owners concerned about Chargers in LA (ESPN.com)

 

Shocking, I tell ya.

 

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NEW YORK -- It's no secret that the Los Angeles Chargers have struggled to gain a foothold with fans since moving from San Diego last year, and the problems are hitting them on the bottom line.

 

Sources told ESPN's Seth Wickersham that the viability of the Chargers in Los Angeles was a topic of discussion at the owners meetings here Tuesday and Wednesday. Multiple owners, who requested anonymity, said Wednesday that the topic was not brought up formally in the meetings but that there has been a lot of discussion on the side about the extent to which the Chargers are struggling to build a fan base in Los Angeles.

 

The Chargers are currently playing in the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The venue seats about 30,000 people, which makes it about half as big as even the smallest NFL stadiums. Their plan is to move into the new stadium the Rams are building in Inglewood in 2020 and to function as a sort of "tenant" of the Rams rather than an equal partner in the venture.

 

Sources told Wickersham, however, that the Chargers are expected to revise their initial Inglewood revenue goal from $400 million down to $150 million.

 

Part of the lowered revenue projection could be tied to lower ticket prices in the new stadium. The Chargers on Wednesday announced prices for about 75 percent of their tickets for the new stadium when it opens in 2020, and they are advertising "more than 26,000 seats priced between $50 and $90 per seat, per game with an associated Stadium Seat License payment of only $100 for each seat."

 

And that's what the NFL cares about. 

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I'll say it until I'm blue in the face:

 

Chargers in San Diego

Rams & Raiders in Los Angeles

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Wings said:

I'll say it until I'm blue in the face:

 

Chargers in San Diego

Rams & Raiders in Los Angeles

 

 

We're all the better here without the Raiders.

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Is Sacramento a better fit than Los Angeles for the Chargers?

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Bumping, since there are reports that the NFL is still concerned about the Chargers' long-term viability in Los Angeles.

 

Sources: NFL owners concerned about Chargers in LA (ESPN.com)

 

Shocking, I tell ya.

 

 

And that's what the NFL cares about. 

 

400M down to 150M isn't just a "revision", it's catastrophic.  Even 400M seems lower than what I'd expect an NFL team in a large market to generate, let alone 150M.

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The Raiders and Rams have long history and strong fanbase in Los Angeles. The Chargers played one year in LA prior to their move  so virtually no history, or fanbase. Had it been the Raiders joining the Rams in LA I think the story may have been very different than what we are seeing with the Chargers. I dont think the Chargers should have left San Diego. Where could the Chargers go if they dont stay in LA? Depending on what happens with the stadium measures on the ballot for November they could have a chance to return to San Diego. With the Raiders going to Las Vegas, they could see about a new stadium in Oakland but the Coliseum is out of the question at this point. I dont think Sacramento would be strong enough to support an NFL team, but I know they tried to lure the Raiders I think in the late 80s/early 90s. Portland, San Antonio, or Orlando would be other options.

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19 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Las Vegas Chargers. Make it happen... somehow. 

If the Chargers move to Las Vegas to freeload off of the Raiders' new stadium, it would cement the Chargers as the most pathetic franchise in the NFL.

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2 hours ago, dorshak said:

Is Sacramento a better fit than Los Angeles for the Chargers?

 

A hole in the ground is a better fit for the Chargers than LA is.

 

Up to this point, the Chargers in LA have been an unmitigated indefensible disaster.

 

Not even two years in and the franchise has already resigned itself to being the stepchild team.

 

It may go down as the worst and most short-sighted franchise move in pro sports history before all is said and done.

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Who wins more games in Vegas in 2020: Raiders or UNLV

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EDIT: Saw a site from twitter advocating for a Chargers move to London but it got taken down

 

Is a Charger move to London plausible?

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39 minutes ago, TJSC said:

EDIT: Saw a site from twitter advocating for a Chargers move to London but it got taken down

 

Is a Charger move to London plausible?

 

It’s exactly as plausible as any other team moving to London. 

 

Which means it’s a terrible :censored:ing idea.  

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Would San Diego welcome the Chargers back with a completely new owner or do they despise the NFL as much as they despise Dean Spanos?

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3 minutes ago, Wings said:

Would San Diego welcome the Chargers back with a completely new owner or do they despise the NFL as much as they despise Dean Spanos?

 

Down here, some have already hopped on the Rams bandwagon.

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6 hours ago, dorshak said:

Is Sacramento a better fit than Los Angeles for the Chargers?

 

Sure! Why not? There’s an old abandoned K Mart down the street whith a huge empty parking lot. Slap up some temporary bleachers and they’d draw about as well as they do now. 

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8 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

Sure! Why not? There’s an old abandoned K Mart down the street whith a huge empty parking lot. Slap up some temporary bleachers and they’d draw about as well as they do now. 

 

Even better: the big slab of concrete next to ARCO Arena that was supposed to be a ballpark. 

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Sac-Rah-Men-To

 

PARKINGLOTCHAAAAAAARGERS!!!! 

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