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Chargers will reportedly play in 30,000-seat StubHub Center after initial move to Los Angeles



By Mark Sandritter

They would play there for two seasons before a new stadium opens.

The San Diego Chargers have reportedly decided to move to Los Angeles. While that move comes with the promise of playing in a glitzy, state of the art stadium, that won’t be the case initially. The Chargers will instead play in the 30,000-seat StubHub Center for two seasons, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

The StubHub center is a soccer-specific facility and home to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. It’s still a reasonably new facility, as it opened in 2003, and is a fine MLS setting. But, it’s not your typical environment for a NFL game. The stadium seats 27,000 for soccer games, which will make it almost half the size of the next smallest NFL stadium.

The Oakland Coliseum has a seating capacity of roughly 56,000 for Oakland Raiders games. All of the other NFL stadiums can hold at least 60,000 fans. For a comparison, the StubHub center would hold at least 6,000 fewer fans than the smallest Pac-12 stadium.

When the Rams moved to Los Angeles last year, they spent the season playing in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Capacity is Click for Full Story




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