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Old 09-13-2017, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Both the Rams and Chargers are not coming near to filling their stadiums.

The NFL Is Seriously Concerned With Empty Stadiums

Of course, a new state of the art stadium is coming to Inglewood that will house both teams. But not until 2020.

As for the 49er's, the combination of a poorly designed stadium that puts most fans in the summer/fall heat with a poor team has been a disaster.

IMO, these problems for California NFL teams are somewhat temporary, but they need to compete to ultimately be successful.

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Old 09-14-2017, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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no, those were actually gunshots this time
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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There is a reason why the NFL was out of LA for years.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Boy that was embarrassing, and for the opener no less. Serves the greedy bastards right, hope the crowds get smaller.
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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The fix? like to borrow an ole phrase from the Raiders..just win baby
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:21 AM
 
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I am actually glad that the big, expensive stadium in Santa Clara has been such a spectacular failure in every way for the 49ers. Might give other owners pause before they attempt the same.


The LA Coliseum has a much higher capacity than most NFL stadiums. It was always going to be hard to fill.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:43 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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People will show up in greater numbers for a successful team, but I see the problem a bit differently. Most of the fans going to professional sports, with the possible exception of MLS soccer, are not from the city they are named for. The 49ers, for example, when in SF drew many fans from Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Driving from Concord or San Rafael to Santa Clara is just too much considering traffic, and the cost of tickets, food and drinks. For the Rams and Chargers, there is the added problem of no established fan base, and that will require 1-2 winning seasons.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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The LA Coliseum has a much higher capacity than most NFL stadiums. It was always going to be hard to fill.
The team announced the paid attendance at only 60,000, and those are team figures which usually are inflated. To most the 90.,000 seat stadium appeared half full. Tickets were going for $6. Again this was their first game in their new city when excitement should have been high.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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NFL at the Coliseum in '17 is a tough sell. Especially when expectations for the team aren't high. Rams will be okay once the new stadium opens. Chargers, not sure anyone will ever care about the Chargers in LA.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:51 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I am actually glad that the big, expensive stadium in Santa Clara has been such a spectacular failure in every way for the 49ers. Might give other owners pause before they attempt the same.


The LA Coliseum has a much higher capacity than most NFL stadiums. It was always going to be hard to fill.
This... ALL of this.

The L.A. Coliseum can hold 90k. Even for a sorry Rams team, getting 60k (which is almost the same capacity as Soldier Field) is still more than what most of the smaller markets fill.
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