Summary of “Will the StubHub Center Help Philip Rivers and the L.A. Chargers?”

The typical NFL stadium holds an average of nearly 72,000 seats, but at the StubHub Center, the smallest stadium that an NFL team has played a full season in since 1956, there will be only 27,000 seats, and not a single bad one.
In football, the desire for more seats, more fans, and more money continues to expand the size of new stadiums like the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which can hold up to 71,000 people, or even the Rams’ and Chargers’ forthcoming Inglewood stadium, which can expand to up to 100,000 seats.
“Soccer stadiums tend to be more raucous, they lend themselves to very dense crowds, there’s a lot of noise, there’s chants, there’s people more specifically wearing their team’s colors. There’s a very different feel than you get in other stadiums, and other sports too,” Jamieson says.
“Once the crowd increases, crowd density becomes the critical factor. For example, 10,000 fans in a 10,000-seat stadium will lead to a greater home advantage than 10,000 fans in a 50,000-seat stadium.”
This is why the Chargers, who opted to play at StubHub over Angel Stadium and Dodger Stadium, are hoping to find something special.
From the signage to the gear, the Chargers didn’t bring much of anything from the San Diego game-day experience up to L.A. There was only one exception, and in a smaller stadium like StubHub, it’s the one making the loudest noise: the Chargers’ old cannon, the one that the team has been using since 1961, and that, much like the undulating cheer that resonates with every touchdown, will launch you out of your seat whenever the home team scores.
Until you near the StubHub Center, which sits across from California State University, Dominguez Hills, you barely see any Chargers signs or indicators that an NFL team plays here.
The way to fill seats is to win, which creates a bit of a dilemma for the Chargers: Filling the StubHub Center might help them win, but they won’t be able to fill it until they start winning.

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