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Chargers Fail To Sell Out Opener At StubHub Center; Redskins Fans Take Over L.A. Coliseum

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 18 / 17

The NFL may have "overestimated the appetite for professional football" in L.A, as empty seats in L.A. Memorial Coliseum during yesterday's Redskins-Rams game was "not a great look," according to Howard Fendrich of the AP. There also was the Chargers' "inability to sell out their first regular-...

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