Sunday could be Chargers’ last home game
SAN DIEGO – Sunday could be the last day a Chargers game is played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
Currently, no one from the Chargers organization has guaranteed the team will be staying in San Diego for the 2015 season.
“I think we are getting pretty close to losing them,” said Bob Chandler, a long-time sports broadcaster and former voice of the Padres. “Los Angeles is trying to get two teams. The first is the Rams, and then it will be between the Raiders and the Chargers.”
The Chargers’ attorney Mark Fabiani reported that 30 percent of the team’s revenue comes from Orange County and Los Angeles. Fabiani said the loss in profits would be crippling.
“If the team leaves it will have to be in the middle of the night, because when fans find out they would be very angry,” said Jim Russell, a producer at Fox Sports Radio. “The Spanos family could never show their faces in San Diego again.”
The Chargers have the right to leave San Diego beginning Feb. 1 if they decide to opt out of their lease with the city. The option window expires on May 30.