The Chargers will host multiple training camp practices open to the public, but many fans are apparently going to skip going this year…
The Chargers announced their training camp schedule yesterday, prompting many fans to go online and secure free tickets to their open practices. These events give a very up-close-and-personal look at the rookies and veterans alike as they take their first steps towards becoming a championship team. There are games to play, autographs to get, and highlight catches and interceptions to behold; however, according to Bolt Beat’s most recent poll, there aren’t too many interested fans this season.
How many #Chargers training camp practices are you going to?
— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) June 18, 2019
As of right now, there are roughly 600 votes cast, which (hopefully) doesn’t represent the entire Chargers fan base. Of those who cast their vote, nearly two-thirds say they will not be attending a training camp practice this season. The next biggest vote-receiver was 1-2 practices, which is likely attributed to the three joint practices which are much more fun to watch.
So why aren’t Chargers fans showing up to a training camp event that’s free to attend? Many, if not most, cite distance as the reason they will be unable to make it to Costa Mesa:
Whether it be distance, time, or simply no interest in attending holding fans back, one should try and make at least one of these practices if possible. How many times can you watch Philip Rivers and Drew Brees on the same field for free? How often can fans take a photo with dozens of their favorite players? It’s a simple, short, and best of all free event that more fans should try and go to.