Following the game, Rivers complained about the amount of Raiders fans inside Dignity Health Sports Park while reminscing about the times in San Diego.
“We definitely have gotten used to it,” Rivers said of visiting fans taking over the small stadium, per Marty Caswell of XTRA1360. “It’s tough…but being someone that remembers what it used to be like in home games, it’s pretty bad. It’s disheartening.”
Dignity Health Sports Park is the only stadium in the NFL with less than 30,000 seats, yet the franchise has found it hard to find any fan support to come out and cheer them on for eight games. The result has been three years of the Chargers playing sixteen away games.
“I’m pretty excited for the new stadium to open up,” Chargers right guard Michael Schofield III said of the move, per Manzano. “That’s one way to say it. It’s just been a very unique three seasons. Look at the game last week (against the Minnesota Vikings), 90 percent purple, maybe. That’s tough. Hopefully when we go to the new stadium it’s a lot better. Hopefully we have a decent fanbase, a decent following.”
Chargers fell to 5-10 with the loss.
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