At a seating capacity of 27,000 for football games, the Los Angeles Chargers' temporary home — the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. — is the smallest in the NFL. But the Chargers might also be one of the easier tickets to find in the league this season, and that would be a bad sign for both the franchise and the league long term.
We hear that a few NFL executives have been concerned about the viability of the Chargers existing as second fiddle to the Rams in Los Angeles ever since the franchise announced its relocation from San Diego earlier this offseason. And with news that single-game tickets remain available for every Chargers home game currently, the league's fears might be playing out.
The drive from San Diego to Carson is about 110 miles, but it doesn't appear that fans — many of whom felt jilted by the franchise not working out a deal locally — will be making the trek in droves this season. The Chargers operated at about 80 percent capacity last season at Qualcomm Stadium, at an average attendance just north of 57,000 per game.