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2 minutes ago, TheKillerNacho said:

Why? It's not like SD is a small market, it's 10th largest metro population in the US iirc.

San Diego is 28th in media market.

SD doesn't have the political will or resources to help build a stadium and a richer owner likely won't build one on his own dime due to the lack of corporate sponsorships in SD. If this potential owner has the money to build his own stadium, he would do it in LA since he would make more money off of it. 

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6 minutes ago, game3525 said:

San Diego is 28th in media market.

SD doesn't have the political will or resources to help build a stadium and a richer owner likely won't build one on his own dime due to the lack of corporate sponsorships in SD. If this potential owner has the money to build his own stadium, he would do it in LA since he would make more money off of it. 

Seems that way. Although, a quick look at the media market size list, there's only one city in the US that doesn't have a team with a larger media market, or a team nearby (Portland). Meanwhile several teams have a home with less (New Orleans, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Green Bay). SD should have a team, for sure.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_television_markets

 

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1 hour ago, Gannon12 said:

San Antonio Chargers 

Not as long as Jerruh is alive - he's not losing that San Antonio market.

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10 minutes ago, TheKillerNacho said:

Seems that way. Although, a quick look at the media market size list, there's only one city in the US that doesn't have a team with a larger media market, or a team nearby (Portland). Meanwhile several teams have a home with less (New Orleans, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Green Bay). SD should have a team, for sure.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_television_markets

 

No doubt. 

In an ideal world, the Chargers would be in San Diego with a nice new stadium that they could use to host Super Bowls. 

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19 minutes ago, game3525 said:

No doubt. 

In an ideal world, the Chargers would be in San Diego with a nice new stadium that they could use to host Super Bowls

A lot of them!

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12 minutes ago, game3525 said:

In an ideal world, the Chargers would be in San Diego with a nice new stadium that they could use to host Super Bowls. 

The Spanos family was never embraced by the fans, the corporate sponsors or even his fellow owners as noted by 3525. Hiring the toxic Mark Fabiani as their front man was a huge mistake too, one of many blunders that Spanos family made over the years. Damn shame too.
City of San Diego didn't have anybody with the testicular fortitude or clout to pull it off either - offering to build the Chargers a nice mid-sized sedan while Jerruh was building his Cadillac Palace in Dallas and ATL and minny were building their own Ferrari's in those towns. Just a dumb situation all the way around.

The media market info is likely based on population of the city, but the unfortunate reality for SD is that about 50% of the market is from someplace else - so the actual number of Charger fans is much, much smaller. Game day at The Murph was always loaded with opposing fans - forcing the hometown team to use a silent count to handle the crowd noise from the various interlopers. ( Las Vegas will likely be a similar situation)

Chargers won't thrive with the LA fans as the Clippers 2.0....but they will thrive on the $$ side. I read that even if they only carve out 8-10% of the LA market, they are still better off financially than having 50-60 % of the San Diego market.

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1 hour ago, ET80 said:

Not as long as Jerruh is alive - he's not losing that San Antonio market.

Des Moines Iowa Chargers 

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2 hours ago, TheKillerNacho said:

Seems that way. Although, a quick look at the media market size list, there's only one city in the US that doesn't have a team with a larger media market, or a team nearby (Portland). Meanwhile several teams have a home with less (New Orleans, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Green Bay). SD should have a team, for sure.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_television_markets

 

Umm ... there are two (take a look at the media market right above Portland).

Just sayin' ...

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Dean should be the target of all this animosity. 

It was him who wanted the move, disregarding all other factors, it was him who hired Fabiani to sugercoat the move, it was him that outplayed his hand in the owners committee.

The Chargers have absolutely no chance in LA. 

 

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2 hours ago, Woz said:

Umm ... there are two (take a look at the media market right above Portland).

Just sayin' ...

True, I missed that, haha.

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Chargers will be bigger in LA than they ever were in SD, and once SD fans get over it they will be able to drive the whole two hours to watch the team if they want.

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One thing I realized, that after all these years with teams coming and going, relocation talk for decades, LA ended up with its original NFL and AFL teams.

Edited by DigInBoys

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I do wonder if San Diego won a championship in the last 15 years or so would the team still be there. Like in 2006. Winning seems to always give a team on the fringe more oxygen. The franchises that move are the ones that seem to be annual doormats. 

Edited by PapaShogun

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City offered San Diego the Qualcomm site free. Dean didn’t want that deal unless he got the surrounding area to develop also. This was after years of subsidies by the city buying up any unsold tickets. Chargers organization failed to present a product that attracted fans. I don’t blame San Diego at all. There was a very workable deal on the table and Dean had already decided he was moving to Los Angeles. Dean thought he’d keep all the old fans minus a few and win Los Angeles. Los Angeles is not Chargers country. San Diego fans will never embrace a Los Angeles team. It was the most myopic move in sports history. This franchise is doomed and will be moving again within a decade. Likely the bridges are burned in SD as long as Dean is owner so I’d expect Chargers to be in St. Louis at some point. 

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On 10/9/2018 at 10:08 AM, 49erurtaza said:

Mexico City Chargers

Dodge City Chargers

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