The Pros and Cons Of Qualcomm Stadium

February 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As a fan of the Chargers, I visit Qualcomm often, and plan on going much more in the future. I have actually sat in each corner of the stadium.
There are quite a few concerns that are nagging the fans. Primarily, where will the new stadium be? Also, will tailgating become a thing of the past? Will our new stadium seat 85,000 people? Or will it go the Dallas Cowboys route and seat more than 100,000?
Fan opinion on the subject is widely varied and there are strong cases to be made for each. These are just a few points to ponder.
The reason I am opposed to building a bigger stadium can be summed up in one word: blackouts!
Several times this season, the Chargers have made the sellout deadline barely by the skin of their teeth. Consider that in 2009, San Diego was a 13-win team playing in beautiful weather and extensions still had to be granted to sellout and avoid a blackout. 
What will happen when they have to sell 25,000 more tickets to avoid ...

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