San Diego mayor offers help if Chargers-Raiders needs to be moved

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As wildfires ravage Northern California, the league continues to monitor the conditions as they pertain to Sunday’s Chargers game at the Raiders.

And while there’s no indication they’re considering moving the game because of the poor air quality, one city has offered to help.

According to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is receptive to hosting the game there if the Oakland Coliseum is unavailable.

“I am not aware of any request that has come from the NFL to date,” Faulconer’s chief of staff Aimee Fawcett said. “We are always happy to help other cities during times like these.”

Such a possibility would be rich in irony — the Chargers playing a road game in their old home, and likely in front of another hostile crowd, and a much larger one.

There is precedent for moving games, as 2003 wildfires in the San Diego area caused a Chargers-Dolphins game to be moved to Phoenix.

This weekend’s game can’t be flipped to the Chargers’ “home” field, as the MLS L.A. Galaxy is scheduled to use the StubHub Center this weekend. Other options in the Bay Area or Los Angeles also exist.

26 responses to “San Diego mayor offers help if Chargers-Raiders needs to be moved

  1. If the league relocates the game to San Diego that city would be within its rights to assure the stadium id FULL of Raider fans for the contest!!!

  2. silentbenstrikesback says:
    October 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

    If the league relocates the game to San Diego, That city would be within its rights to assure the stadium is EMPTY for the contest.
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    Yeah, if they were stupid.

  3. kind of like when Marsha Brady got her nose broken and had to go to the prom with the Charley guy when the star football player dumped her

  4. relocate to San Antonio — which probably would have been a better choice for the Bolts anyway.

  5. Something suddenly came up 🙂

    pauldeba says:
    October 13, 2017 at 9:16 am
    kind of like when Marsha Brady got her nose broken and had to go to the prom with the Charley guy when the star football player dumped her

  6. Such a possibility would be rich in irony — the Chargers playing a road game in their old home, and likely in front of another hostile crowd, and a much larger one.

    This was the norm for many years, the game in SD was always like a home game for the Raiders.

  7. Every game is a road game for the Chargers. This is karma for Dean Spanos’ greedy ways. We didn’t want Spanos or the Chargers here in LA and I’m glad the people here have shown the NFL what we think of them. The arrogance of the NFL and the multi billionaires is appalling.

  8. “There is precedent for moving games, as 2003 wildfires in the San Diego area caused a Chargers-Cardinals game to be moved to Phoenix.”

    Actually it was the Chargers-Dolphins game that was moved to Phoenix.

  9. It would not be a road game for the Chargers…the only way this would happen is if the chargers flipped their home game with the Raiders, and Raiders would host chargers last game of the year. Game will still be played in Oakland this weekend none the less.

    Go Raiders….Get the “W”

  10. The Raiders should use the upper deck seat tarps to make a dome. All those empty seats would look bad on TV but so does the play of the Raiders!

    But who really cares anyways with these two irrelevant teams!

  11. Hans Gruber says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:48 am
    Raiders own SD anyways

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    Faiders own a tarp and nothing else
    Funny to see all these ghetto fans pretend they are the team to beat though

  12. If ownership blatantly flips its off its fanbase, they won’t be forced to sell.

    If ownership blatantly refuses to allow the team to be profitable though, would the NFL force them to sell, I wonder?

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