The LA Rams played before a embarrassingly empty Los Angeles Coliseum, 60,000 seats empty to be exact.
The excitement over the teams relocation to LA hasn’t garnered as much excitement as predicted, and now the Chargers are having the same issue.
The Bolts will play in their first game in LA since 1961 when they take on the Miami Dolphins Sunday, and they can’t sell our Stub Hub Stadium, their temporary venue of only 27,000 seats.
#Chargers still encouraging people to buy tickets for home opener Sunday at Stub. Which means … tickets still remain … for 27k stadium.
— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) September 14, 2017
According to Forbes, there are about 600 tickets still for sale to Sunday’s Chargers-Dolphins game on the NFL’s official ticket-resale site, operated by Ticketmaster, ranging in price from $134 to $734.
Though the Chargers might eventually end up selling the venue out closer to game day, the Rams annouced they sold 60,000 tickets to their Week 1 opener, which clearly 60,000 people did not show up to.
The drop in attendance at certain NFL stadiums has become an issue for the NFL only one week into the season, with the Rams and the 49ers being poster childs for empty stadiums.
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart on the attendance in LA & SF: “Any time we empty seats that something we want to address.” Focused on sellouts.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 13, 2017