The Los Angeles Chargers announced season ticket prices this week for 2017 home games at StubHub Center, and for local fans, most of whom support the rival Oakland Raiders or the Rams, the news is not pleasant, as Chargers' ticket prices have increased from last year. Not a great way to make a first impression in a new marketplace.
“Our game-day experience is going to be awesome,” said Chargers President - Business Operations A.G. Spanos. “We have one of the most exciting offenses in the NFL and a new head coach who is already injecting new energy into our entire organization."
Prices for season tickets begin at $70 per game and range from $70 to $375 for a wide variety of seating locations. The prices are significantly higher than those of the Los Angeles Rams, and are among the highest in the NFL.
Part of the reason for the increase presumably is because the Chargers will play next season in an arena that only holds only 30,000. An intimate setting no doubt, but also one that requires the Chargers to make up for the lost revenue due to the smaller crowds.
“Playing at StubHub Center is going to offer fans a rare opportunity to see NFL action in a uniquely intimate setting,” said Spanos. “Every seat at StubHub Center will feel close to the action and fans will be right there with us on every play. Not many venues can make this claim and we expect to sell out quickly."
Fans will witness the Chargers do battle against the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and their rivals in the AFC West: the Kansas City Chiefs, Raiders, and Denver Broncos. The dates for these matchups will be announced when the NFL schedule is released in April.
Fans can join the waitlist for season tickets by placing a fully-refundable $100 deposit at FightForLA.com. This fully-refundable deposit grants priority status to buy season tickets for games at StubHub Center, as well as priority status for the new Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. Each deposit-holder can purchase up to four season tickets for Chargers home games at StubHub Center.
Makes one wonder if the acoustics in Carson will allow fans to properly hear the team's traditional "San Diego Super Chargers" song. Oh wait, nevermind.
In other Bolts news . . .
Chargers complete coaching staff
Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn completed his coaching staff for the 2017 season, the team announced.
“I am excited to have our coaching staff in place and we are all eager to get to work,” said Lynn. “We have one of the most talented groups of coaches I have ever been around. There is a great mix of coaches with veteran experience and leadership as well as some very strong, young and innovative coaches. I am very excited to work alongside these men.”
Lynn’s first coaching staff includes two former NFL head coaches – Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley – and a former NFL defensive coordinator in Linebackers Coach Richard Smith.
Special Teams Coordinator George Stewart will also serve as the team’s assistant head coach.
By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services