Owners Concerned with Chargers' Inability to Draw Fans

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The Los Angeles Chargers have struggled to attract a fanbase since relocating from San Diego and the NFL owners are fully aware of the problem.

According to a new report from ESPN, the Chargers' lack of success was a hot-button issue at the league's owner meetings this week.

The network reported the Chargers have had to adjust their financial projections from $400 million down to $150 million when the team moves into its new Inglewood stadium in 2020. The Chargers will share the stadium with the Los Angeles Rams, who relocated from St. Louis to the city in 2016.

The Chargers moved to Los Angeles after the 2016 season. They play their games at the StubHub Center in Carson, which seats only 30,000. Chief among the Chargers' issues is they've had home games filled with fans of the opposing team.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the Chargers' situation at a press conference Wednesday.

"We were out of the market for a long time," Goodell said. "We have to earn our way back with our fans. We have to build that relationship back with our fans and make sure that we do it right."

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