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Voxxjin
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[NFL] San Antonio Chargers?

Just saw this little story that mentions a little talk about moving the San Diego Chargers to San Antonio.

According to a report Thursday in the San Diego Union Tribune, Perry said that he asked Chargers team owner and friend Dean Spanos if he would move the Chargers from San Diego to San Antonio.

Perry, though, knows the chances of that happening are slim, the report stated.

"I have no indication that the Chargers are going to be coming to Texas anytime soon," Perry said in the report.

But Perry did say moving the team is "always an option" if Spanos, a donor to Perry's 2012 presidential campaign, decided that Qualcomm Stadium would no longer be a suitable venue for his team.

The Alamodome in San Antonio may be 20 years old, but it's relatively new compared to Qualcomm Stadium, which was built in 1967 and a venue the Chargers have trouble filling with fans.

»www.ksat.com/sports/Could-San-Di···dex.html

I am pretty sure this wouldn't happen even if the Chargers did want to move here. I can imagine the Cowboys and Texans complain about losing a market. But if they somehow did manage to come here, I would hope that they would come up with a new name.
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AZ_OGM

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You would think the league would want them to move to Farmers Field in L.A. before moving into the Alamodome.
They would also be less likely to alienate their existing fanbase.
Although they only played their inagural season in L.A., it would be a sort of homecoming for them.


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Part of the ongoing attempts by NFL teams to extort money from public funds in order to stay where they are.
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shaner
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Yeah, San Antonio would be a real stretch. The NFL would force them to LA first.

Based on the court cases involving the sale and potential moving of the Phoenix Coyotes, US law has set a precedent that the sport leagues have control over where franchises move to.


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said by Voxxjin:

...but it's relatively new compared to Qualcomm Stadium, which was built in 1967 and a venue the Chargers have trouble filling with fans.



Why do you think they have problems filling it?
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shaner
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Cos the team sucks? No wait...the Bills always suck and they sell out. Maybe there's better things to do in San Diego than go to a Chargers game?


footballdude
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said by shaner:

Cos the team sucks? No wait...the Bills always suck and they sell out. Maybe there's better things to do in San Diego than go to a Chargers game?

Southern California just isn't that into football. The Rams and Raiders had trouble selling out in LA when they were there as well.
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AZ_OGM

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Southern California just isn't into Professional football. Both USC and UCLA games sell well.