1. Welcome to San Diego Chargers NFL Football Podcast and Forum!

    Bolt Talk is one of the largest online communities for the San Diego Chargers. We host a regular Chargers podcast during the season. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Create an Account or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Raiders could move to San Diego for 2017 or 2018 season

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    53,043
    Ratings:
    +4,979
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14635604/oakland-raiders-move-san-diego-2017-2018-season

    Where the San Diego Chargers ultimately wind up could heavily influence where the Oakland Raiders play in the future.

    The Chargers and Rams are still actively discussing a Los Angeles partnership, according to sources, and the two sides are aiming for an answer in the coming weeks.

    If the Chargers do move to Los Angeles, the Raiders could move to San Diego for the 2017 or 2018 season, according to a source.

    One source this weekend called a Raiders move to San Diego "very viable."

    The Raiders are expected to remain in Oakland for the 2016 season, but beyond that is very much in question.



     
  2. Fossil

    Fossil BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    793
    Ratings:
    +389
    If 'Da Boltz leave, I'd oppose the Raiders coming here and I'd oppose the NFL coming back. Use the $500 million to build a new university or something that creates good for the broader public. The NFL wants us at home watching games anyway.
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    53,043
    Ratings:
    +4,979
    CHURCH!
     
  4. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    22,294
    Ratings:
    +4,401
    Not big on religion myself. ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,053
    Ratings:
    +636
    this should be a warning to Spanos, you won't have much of a fan base in Los Angeles (I'm guessing third behind the Rams and Raiders) and you'll lose a lot of your fan base in San Diego.
     
  6. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    19,108
    Ratings:
    +2,928
    Honestly with the way the Spanos family has acted towards its fans and the city, even taking into account that this is a business, I'd be backing the team that wants to be in my hometown. That probably means I'm trading Blue and Gold for Silver and Black. And I know I'm not the only one by a long shot.

    Simply put, if the Chargers move to LA and the Raiders come to San Diego, within two years the Chargers will have no fan base in southern california period.
     
  7. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,053
    Ratings:
    +636
    trade laundry!
     
  8. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    11,636
    Ratings:
    +2,072
    Qualcom is much better than the Oakland Coliseum. And with half of lasts years game Raider fans anyways. I can see them thriving here.
     
  9. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    14,279
    Ratings:
    +1,886
    If Dean wants to move up north there isn't much he can do to stop the Raiders from moving to Dego. It will take some time getting use to it but I can see a warming up to them as the San Diego team of the future.
     
  10. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    15,202
    Ratings:
    +2,412
    Except the Raiders don't so much want to be in your hometown as they simply want the hell out of Oakland and San Diego, in this scenario, would be what's available.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,344
    Ratings:
    +1,733
    I guess my only real question to all of this is simply, where will the Chargers play while they are building them a new stadium in San Diego?
     
  12. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    649
    Ratings:
    +204
    They will go to vegas
     
  13. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,647
    Ratings:
    +500
    Dublin, Ireland?........... I'll make it so.
     
  14. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,344
    Ratings:
    +1,733
    ^^^ Ahh, a pipe dream indeed!
     
  15. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    15,202
    Ratings:
    +2,412
    If the city breaks down and agrees to a downtown stadium then I'd imagine Qualcomm until it's built.

    If they insist on using the same site and the Chargers agree to that because Kronke's screws are on too tight then I have no clue. I don't know if San Diego has any other NFL or close to NFL sized stadiums. Heck, where would the Aztecs play?

    Would they turn PetCo into a make-shift football field? (I hope not)
     
  16. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,053
    Ratings:
    +636
    If they build it in Mission Valley I'm thinking it woun't be built in the same "footprint" of the current stadium, so they can still play in the Q while the new stadium is being built in the parking lot
     
  17. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,362
    Ratings:
    +373
    The current plan for the Mission Valley site as I understand it would be to build the new stadiumin the Northwest corner of the property (parking lot) and use Qualcomm until the new stadium is done.
     
  18. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    53,043
    Ratings:
    +4,979
    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  19. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,327
    Ratings:
    +341
    Hey that stadium is still a marvel of technological advancement.


    Unlike the Q.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1

Share This Page