Chargers would host AFC title game at StubHub Center, limited size be damned

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The game that will determine the AFC representative in the Super Bowl could be played in an uncharacteristically intimate venue.

Per multiple sources, the AFC title game will be played at the StubHub Center, if the L.A. Chargers qualify to host it. The less-than-30,000-seat facility, which has played host to the Chargers for the last two seasons and will do so for at least one more, will be the site of the AFC championship, if the Chargers earn the right to host it.

The game will stay at the much smaller stadium despite the presence of another NFL-ready properly little more than 10 miles away, regardless of whether the Rams are hosting the NFC championship game on the same day at the Coliseum.

As MDS noted earlier in the day, the possibility of both the Chargers and Rams hosting conference championship games could eventually result in one team playing on Sunday and the other playing on Monday. For now, both L.A. teams could play at home on the same day in January, since they play in separate venues.

22 responses to “Chargers would host AFC title game at StubHub Center, limited size be damned

  1. Good. It was kinda dumb to put them there in the first place, but it would be a huge disadvantage to the team if their reward for earning homefield advantage was swappping them into an unfamiliar “home” field.

  2. It would be awesome if they played conference trophy games same day in LA. I bet it’d rain on StubHub and be sunny downtown. Its that (very real) world-slights-the-Chargers bitterness that makes them go I think. Their coach looks like he eats glass and fasteners for lunch. Rivers has that dangerous-crazy intensity of a traveling tent preacher. Defense are criminals. They’re crazy.

    Kinda pulling for them since my team out.

  3. It’s mind boggling sometimes how a multi billion dollar enterprise such as the NFL is run by a “fly by the seat of their pants” mentality. In so many aspects.

  4. Good for the Chargers! If they get to host the AFC championship game it should be at their home venue.

    99% of the people complaining about StubHub are not Chargers fans. Those people really don’t care about where the game is played, they just want to complain about something else related to the NFL.

  5. Yeah, I’m gonna stay at home and watch the game in high def. The battle with the couch is very real and the NFL should take notice. Why am I staying home? Crap like this. It costs $100 just to park your car at Charger Games. No lie, I’ve done it. It’s a great venue because of the size but that is just ridiculous. We should all bend but not bend over. Thanks Spanos.

  6. I almost forgot, L.A. isn’t a football town. The Rams and Chargers have no chance. There are too many other things to do in L.A. The fans won’t come to the games. There shouldn’t be any traffic issues if there are 2 Championships games played on the same day. The people will probably be at the beach, right? Or at a Lakers game. The L.A. people aren’t fair weather fans, right? They won’t come, even if the teams are winning.

  7. joetoronto says:
    Chargers fans?
    There’s no such thing as Chargers fans.
    ==

    The Chargers are contending for a division crown and possibly home field advantage throughout the playoffs. How is that laughingstock of a team of yours doing in its upholstered (tarped) bathroom in Oakland?
    In my experience, a moderate percentage of Raiders fans were actually alive the last time that team was feared and fun to watch. A much larger percentage weren’t even born the last time the Raiders won a Lombardi Trophy, and are merely infatuated with the name, the exaggerated image, and the stories they’ve heard.
    I suspect you fall squarely into the latter camp. Even if you don’t, enjoy you memories because that mess isn’t going to contend for a long time. But go ahead and make fun of other teams that are better than yours.

  8. NFL MISTAKE! ‘Cause, the LA Chargers have no fan base in LA. If a playoff game was played in Carson, Stub-Hub would be filled with opposing team fans. The Chargers get no respect in LA.

  9. charger8888 says:
    December 15, 2018 at 10:49 am
    Yeah, I’m gonna stay at home and watch the game in high def. The battle with the couch is very real and the NFL should take notice. Why am I staying home? Crap like this. It costs $100 just to park your car at Charger Games. No lie, I’ve done it. It’s a great venue because of the size but that is just ridiculous. We should all bend but not bend over. Thanks Spanos.
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    $100 parking at Charger games? There’s free parking with a free shuttle that drops you off a few yards away from the SW corner gate.

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