May 11, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Fans pray at the Celebration of Life for Junior Seau at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Dump

We’ve known for the longest that the San Diego Chargers feature the biggest bandwagon fans in all of football. As if their inability to sellout games when they were atop the AFC West wasn’t proof enough of how disinterested the city is in their own team now they’re going to the most drastic measures possible.
The Chargers’ attendance issues are legendary. The weather’s too nice. The stadium’s too old. Norv Turner’s just going to do something stupid and they’re going to crash out just shy of the playoffs again. There are all sorts of reasons why Qualcomm doesn’t fill up. Failing to adequately advertise to fans of the other team isn’t going to be one of them, not anymore.
The Chargers don’t plan to take advantage of the ability to treat up to 15 percent of empty non-premium seats as sold for the purposes of the blackout rule.  Instead, they plan to try to fill them up with fans who root for the visiting team.

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  • RussellGrant

    Who came up with this idea?  It’s getting bigger then spygate.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @RussellGrant my FanSided friends at the Arrowhead Addict made this thing HUGE! And you think that BLOGS can’t get national attention? DANG SON! they got us on that one! SMH

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Damn. Where are the Chargers fans. San Diego got such a great football team…the people of San Diego must get that into their minds, damn…

  • the gorn

    It’s pretty lame.  The Spanos’s continue to disrespect its fans.  Also, if SD can’t fill the seats, why would building a $1B stadium do the trick?  This nonsense of having an NFL worthy stadium does not make fiscal sense unless you have two NFL teams to fill it when real estate is pricey.