L.A. Chargers gift jersey to all season-ticket holders

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The Chargers are trying.

No one can accuse them of less.

They’ve run the Los Angeles Marathon as a relay team. They’ve eaten a team-themed chili dog at Pink’s Hot Dogs, a Hollywood staple. They’ve made a gaggle of L.A. radio and TV appearances, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tight end Jeff Cumberland, who missed all of 2016 to injury, wore his Chargers jersey during a Kingdom Day Parade appearance. He also attended a Clippers-Lakers game where we was jeered and the club’s logo was booed on the big screen.

And this is all since the Jan. 12 move.

On Tuesday, the franchise made the latest effort to endear itself to its new market, gifting all season-ticket holders a Philip Rivers powder-blue home jersey. The jerseys are available in both male and female classifications.

“Fight for L.A.” is the former San Diego franchise’s marketing slogan.

This is the newest round.

“To show our appreciation for you, we are offering exclusively to all 2017 Season Ticket Members a Philip Rivers powder blue Nike Game Jersey for each Season Ticket Member,” the official notice to customers reads, via Vincent Bonsignore of the L.A. Daily News. “Yes, a Nike Game Jersey for you to wear at all home games at StubHub Center!

“This is our way of saying thank you from your Los Angeles Chargers.”

During their final years in San Diego, the Chargers did make an effort to enhance the perks provided to season-ticket holders, be it through such events as exclusive practice access and conference calls with the general manager or head coach.

Even so, some in San Diego viewed the jersey as an upgrade.

Said one former customer on Twitter: “10 yrs as a season ticket holder the best we got was a shirt that said ‘We’re All In’ during a season they were planning their escape to L.A.”

In any event, it’s a gesture.

The L.A. Chargers haven’t lacked for those.

72 responses to “L.A. Chargers gift jersey to all season-ticket holders

  1. Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Diego = 49ers Territory. All of California belongs to us. We should change our name to California or Golden State 49ers.

  2. I haven’t looked up the season ticket prices and compared them to other teams, but the article says they’re high. If that is true, then the season ticket holders essentially forced themselves into a jersey purchase with inflated expense on top of that. #gochargers

  3. Hold on whose in LA ???? The Raiders ,Rams or chargers ?? Don’t the Rams and Raiders play in LA too but the Raiders are gone to Las Vegas right then the Chargers might not stay in LA and the Rams might go back to St Louis and before the Raiders leave Oakland they might play in LA with the Rams and Chargers ,,right ???

  4. A Rivers Jersey? And in the powder blue, thats a nice toss in. Although Maybe they should have gone with Bosa, since he will be playing the majority of his career, you know, in LA.

  5. Thoss astronomical ticket prices didn’t prevent the Chargers from selling out their season tickets. How about applauding the Chargers efforts instead of mocking them?

  6. I guess it beats the PR memo I would have sent: “Come watch your LA Chargers go 4-12 in your brand new Philip Rivers powder blue Nike Game Jersey!”

  7. If the Spanos family truly wants to thank their fans they should sell the team. I have a gesture of my own I’m making right now that’s directed at the Spanos family.

  8. Strange. Here all this time, I thought the Chargers marketing department in San Diego was filled with incompetent boobs but in reality they just didn’t give a $hit about San Diego and were holding back from “trying” until they go to Los Angeles!

  9. If they just changed their name, it would be a fresh start. You don’t move into a rival city over a half century plus and think people will just start cheering for the Chargers. If they Giants suddenly moved to Philadelphia, and played as the Philadelphia Giants, would the city just begin cheering for the team in Blue? Rebranding is the only way to make LA fans feel like it’s their team, no strings attached.

  10. I guess the LA Charges haven’t seen the commercial for authentic NFL jerseys without paying the price of a season ticket at NFLshop.com

    Maybe they had a lot of stock leftover from people who forgot to buy their LA Chargers Rivers jersey, and they can’t even give them away. If they gave me one, I’d donate it to Goodwill.

  11. Crickets!!!! Thise ticket scalpers will have lots of jerseys to put on ebay because over half the people sitting in those seats will be fans of the visiting team.With raiders being a 4hr drive or 45 minute flight to vegas for the hardcore raiders fans and die hard rams fans waiting for a good product on the field the chargers have alienated their largest fanbase in san diego.yeah they sold out their season tickets,but its a only a 30,000-seat stadium and it took about 3-months just for them to sell out what equals half capacity of and average NFL stadiums capacity is.The Rams sold out there seaon tickets of 70,000 in a few hours.This is nothing chargers should be bragging about.

  12. If San Diego ever get their act together with a stadium in the future, I can see the Chargers headed back in about another decade.

  13. ak185 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 10:06 PM
    It’s a good thing they were this committed to their fans in San Diego.
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    yeah, they were only there for 50 years and working on a stadium for 16 years.
    I am guessing you are ok with the raider move though.

  14. 49ersfury says:
    Mar 28, 2017 9:59 PM
    Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Diego = 49ers Territory. All of California belongs to us. We should change our name to California or Golden State 49ers.
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    LOL you should do stand up!

  15. It’s the only hope of getting anyone to wear it. You know damn well no one is buying them.

  16. Maybe after all this is settled the league can relocate the 3 lousy cities in Fla and that team in upstate NY?

  17. So, for $2000+ dollars, you get to pay for parking (probably $50), buy overpriced beer and food, not take your eyes off your phone most of the game (it is the overly-self-involved city of LA) and probably catch 10-12 minutes of football a week.

    But you’ll get a free jersey that likely costs Nike less than $5 to make.

    I’m no economist, but that seems like a bad deal.

  18. nflhof says:
    Mar 28, 2017 9:58 PM
    So lame so desperate so pathetic so Spanos
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    And what would you propose they do????? Their in a new teritory and their trying to reach out. What is wrong with that?? Some people just want to b***h and moan about everything.

  19. I hate all NYC and LA teams because the media slobbers all over these cities like they are the only 2 cities that matter in the world. I want all of them to fail at everything they do.

  20. realdealsteel says:
    Mar 29, 2017 9:47 AM
    nflhof says:
    Mar 28, 2017 9:58 PM
    So lame so desperate so pathetic so Spanos
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    And what would you propose they do????? Their in a new teritory and their trying to reach out. What is wrong with that?? Some people just want to b***h and moan about everything.
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    Exactly!
    Spanos is not a great owner. so what. there are quite a few of them in the league, raiders owner included.
    so wheres the crying about that team moving? wheres the negative press on them?
    complete and utter biased coverage.

    Chargers are going to surprise these haters when they make the playoffs next year.
    and Yes, they will OWN LA!

  21. Nobody gives a flying flip about the Raiders in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, it is all about the Horns and the Bolts!!! The Rams vs Chargers in preseason will be off the hook!!!!

    Fans in southern Nevada root for the Raiders, Nobody in Southern California cares about a team that left over 20 years ago.

  22. mdintino1420 says:
    Mar 29, 2017 10:35 AM
    Nobody gives a flying flip about the Raiders in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, it is all about the Horns and the Bolts!!! The Rams vs Chargers in preseason will be off the hook!!!!

    Fans in southern Nevada root for the Raiders, Nobody in Southern California cares about a team that left over 20 years ago.
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    in reality, they are only supporting the raiders in nv because they want an nfl team.
    raiders dont have that many fans here, originally – and most of us are just happy because we can go see our team beat the crap out of the raiders on a regular basis!

  23. im gonna call,it now in about 5 years history will repeat itself when they leave,LA again like in 1960 and move back back to San Diego after the NFL sees what a nightmare it is having the chargers in a city where they are not wanted nor cared about.In that time someone with money seeing this will wanna do something stadium wise in san,diego .Then again maybe it’s an idioctic plan spanos had all along .I will agree though voters in san,diego that turned down the hotel tax are stupid and the politicians in that city are completely incompetent.the fans arent the problem the chargers going back to till now have averaged about 65,000 or so fans per game.reason it was lower last few years is because all the relocation talk

  24. “yeah, they were only there for 50 years and working on a stadium for 16 years.”

    Don’t fall for this nonsense. Walking around with your hand out for 15 years doesn’t equal working on a stadium. Spanos was looking for a handout, San Diego didn’t give him one after he pissed off most of the city. Luckily the NFL gave him a handout with this deal, he does nothing while Kroenke does all the heavy lifting and spends all the money. Spanos is easily the most inept owner in the NFL. Of course he didn’t do anything to earn the money or buy the team, daddy gave it to him. Pathetic.

  25. PATHETIC! It’s all hype and means nothing with Carson City’s new PR manager. FACT! Charger players are unhappy about this sad re-location. FACT! Carson City doesn’t have a “home game” for 2 or 3 + years. FACT! Spanos is setting up the team for sale cause he believes he can get more for it in L-a-L-a Land. FACT! Spanos dumped 60 years of fan loyalty and their spending because California tax-payers, who are over-taxed, didn’t build him a new stadium. FACT! The billionaire, NFL owners want the tax-payers to build their stadiums for them or they’ll take their footballs and go somewhere else. Spanos is deceitful. FACT! The Carson City team will not be able to profitably compete for the entertainment dollar. You choose….LA Dodgers, LA Lakers, LA Rams, LA Angels, LA Clippers, USC Football, UCLA Football, LA Kings, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knots Berry Farm, NASCAR or the beach. Would you choose an over-priced Carson City Charger football game in an over-grown high school stadium? I don’t think so. Pathetic move Spanos..pathetic.

  26. Savage Lizard says:
    Mar 29, 2017 12:33 PM
    “yeah, they were only there for 50 years and working on a stadium for 16 years.”

    Don’t fall for this nonsense. ………..
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    If you paid attention you would know what your talking about. Since you haven’t, you clearly dont!

  27. But luckily for Dean, he still has a few people drinking his Kool-aid helping him spread the “I tried” BS. There was a legitimate proposal given to him by the city to develop Mission Valley, but it wasn’t to his liking. He pushed the Downtown thing after pissing off most of the city by threatening to move. He probably knew it would never pass, he could wring one more year out of San Diego, then he could convince the dimwits that he really did try.

  28. Don’t fall for this nonsense. ………..
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    If you paid attention you would know what your talking about. Since you haven’t, you clearly dont!
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    Clearly you don’t and have gotten your narrative from national media and not privy to the truth. Old Deano has been playing rent free at Qualcomm to the tune of 15 million a year which the city is still on the hook for all the while refusing improvements to the stadium while he he had his hands out. SDSU offered to split the cost of upgrading video boards and he said no. Blind sheep I swear. No more.

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