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The Chargers announced on Thursday that they are moving to Los Angeles, the city where the team was founded 56 years ago.
Their plan is to join the Rams in Inglewood in 2019, when Stan Kroenke’s $2.6 billion stadium is expected to be finished. In the meantime – for the next two seasons – the Chargers will call the 30,000-seat StubHub Center home.
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The rendering (pictured above) certainly looks different than your average 80,000-seat behemoth NFL stadium. It looks a whole lot more intimate, which will make for an uncommon (perhaps better) viewing experience. This could be to the team’s advantage during its first season in L.A.. Plus, with NFL attendance averages typically around 68,000 fans per game, a stadium with just 30,000 seats could benefit from an exclusivity factor.
This is definitely going to look odd during an NFL game.
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