After 56 years in San Diego, the Chargers left for Los Angeles in January. Logistically, there’s a lot to work out, and high up on the to-do list is the matter of where the Chargers will play. The Los Angeles Rams currently call the 90,000-seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home, at least until their shiny new stadium is complete in 2019.
The Rams sold 70,000 season tickets in six hours last summer, and there was such a clamoring for NFL football in Los Angeles that the team had to expand seating for the first preseason game. The hope, of course, is that that type of demand follows the Chargers, who won’t be playing in a 90,000-seat stadium long known for hosting football games, but instead a 30,000-seat Major League Soccer stadium in Carson, California.
Well, there’s good news: The Chargers are well on their way to selling out the StubHub Center.