More People Attended USC-Texas Than Rams & Chargers Games Combined

Los Angeles was supposed to be ready for a professional football team. In fact, they were supposed to be so ready for professional football, they went from having no teams to having two almost instantly.

With so much enthusiasm, you’d think the stadium would be packed every weekend; turns out both the Los Angeles Rams, and the Los Angeles Chargers fell a  little short of a sellout crowd.

In fact, the USC vs. Texas game the night before packed the stadium with more fans than both NFL games combined.

Chargers attendance: 25,381
Rams attendance: 56,612 (tickets distributed, ahem)

Still less combined than …

Texas-USC attendance: 84,714

— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) September 17, 2017

Both games were scarcely attended, which could be viewed as a blessing in disguise if you consider the fact that a lesser crowd was on hand to watch LA football teams fail.

The Rams fell to the Washington Redskins, and the Chargers missed a game winning field goal as time expired against the Miami Dolphins.

Here's the turnout 11 mins before kickoff @ LA Coliseum for #Rams#Redskins. ❤️ the open-air pressbox & storied venue

— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) September 17, 2017

There is a large contingent of Miami Dolphin fans at StubHub Center. The crowd is chanting, "Let's go Dolphins!"

— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) September 17, 2017

It should be deeply concerning to this who are financially invested in professional football in Los Angeles. Logic would have both teams still benefitting greatly in attendance from being new to the area, but that doesn’t appear to be happening.

If they are having a hard time getting fans to come out and watch now, it’s only going to get tougher.

Winning will bring fans in, but neither team is anywhere near the level of success it would take to get fans in the stadium on a regular basis.

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