If you’ve seen any of the televised games of the Los Angeles Chargers (formerly of San Diego) you have seen something very odd – a “home” stadium filled to the brim with fans of the opposing team. When the Spanos family picked up their team and moved to L.A., I don’t think anyone foresaw this. Their temporary stadium only holds 27,000 people. They will move into the Rams new Deathstar of a stadium next year. Will the team get the same treatment from its L.A.-based fans? Who knows – but it will be interesting to watch and it’s a precautionary tale about leaving loyal fans in the dirt and about professional football in Los Angeles which has struggled mightly for attention for decades. Here’s an interesting article from the NYT about the Chargers move to L.A.
That’s all for now football fans.