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Qualcomm Stadium goes under water

Heavy rain in Southern California has resulted in flooding at the venue where the Chargers play their home games.

Qualcomm Stadium is under water, as demonstrated by video captured by KGTV and posted at the team’s official website.

The good news for the Chargers is that their regular-season home schedule has ended.  The bad news is that they could be hosting a playoff game as early as January 8.

Several years ago, a Chargers home game was moved to Arizona due to wildfires in and around San Diego.  In this case, it’s all moot unless and until the Chargers can close a one-game game with the Chiefs and take the AFC West crown.

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19 Responses to “Qualcomm Stadium goes under water”
  1. hobartbaker says: Dec 22, 2010 9:40 PM

    Now all the players will be complaining about the quality of the surf at Qualcomm.

  2. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 22, 2010 9:42 PM

    What a mess, Feel for the residents there. Lived there for five years.

  3. ickeywoods says: Dec 22, 2010 9:44 PM

    The good news for the Chargers is that their regular-season schedule has ended.
    They only play 14 games this year?

  4. 8man says: Dec 22, 2010 9:52 PM

    Yet another stadium catastrophe metaphor for a team’s season.

    In this case, the Chargers are still treading water. They trail the Chiefs by a game and finish on the road for their last two and KC finishes at home for their last two. Does sound like they have to swim upstream.

  5. burntorangehorn says: Dec 22, 2010 10:06 PM

    The Chiefs will just have to bail them out by keeping them out of the playoffs.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 22, 2010 10:10 PM

    Wow didn’t realize they were still able to fill the stadium with tears after LT left.

  7. azjahwkr says: Dec 22, 2010 10:12 PM

    They won’t be hosting anything in January unless it’s a coctail party. Chiefs win out for AFC West title.

  8. Keyser Söze says: Dec 22, 2010 10:13 PM

    Well it’s a good thing the Chargers won’t be using it for the rest of the year. Gives them plenty of time to dry it out…

  9. joelvis72 says: Dec 22, 2010 10:49 PM

    Liquid leverage for a new stadium, or else they’ll move “back” to Los Angeles.

  10. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 22, 2010 10:49 PM

    Holy cow the water looked like it was up almost to the crossbar! That’s 10ft I think. Don’t they play a college bowl game there?

  11. edenprairiemn says: Dec 22, 2010 11:18 PM

    I’d prefer the NFL NOT to move a team to L.A., but if they insist on doing so, then move the Chargers to L.A. Keep the Vikings in Minnesota!!!!!

  12. mattlion says: Dec 22, 2010 11:26 PM

    The Holiday Bowl is played there next week.

  13. sdboltaction says: Dec 22, 2010 11:28 PM

    Chiefs will lose one more game. That’s not to say San Diego wont as well…

  14. raiders4life says: Dec 23, 2010 1:17 AM

    Don’t worry, neither the Chargers nor the Chiefs will be hosting a playoff game this season because The Raiders will win the West.

  15. bostonbias says: Dec 23, 2010 2:05 AM

    Navy vs. SD State will be there on Thursday.

  16. NoHomeTeam says: Dec 23, 2010 2:42 AM

    edenprairiemn says: I’d prefer the NFL NOT to move a team to L.A., but if they insist on doing so, then move the Chargers to L.A. Keep the Vikings in Minnesota!!!!!

    I understand that you’re a little sensitive about the Vikings right now, eden, but take a deep breath. I can’t speak for all Angelenos, of course, but most football fans I know don’t want the Vikings here.

    We don’t really want the Chargers, either, to be honest. What we want is our own team, but since the NFL is unlikely to expand, we’re stuck hoping that some other unfortunate city loses its team. It’s not fair the fans of whatever team opts to move, but it is the way the NFL works.

    I am hopeful that whichever team moves here follows the pattern established by the Browns’ move to Baltimore — all aspects of the team’s identity remain with the team’s original city, in effect creating a new team out of whole cloth.

  17. jpryan06 says: Dec 23, 2010 6:22 AM

    Ummm… The Poinsettia Bowl is there TONIGHT.

    Ironically Navy is playing…

  18. joetoronto says: Dec 23, 2010 8:14 AM

    Clearly a message from above that the team is drowning. 🙂

  19. kevinfromphilly says: Dec 23, 2010 10:39 AM

    Hey, maybe Norv will finally make a splash in the playoffs!

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