Chargers’ 2017 season tickets at StubHub Center will start at $700
The Chargers are about to be the priciest football attraction in Los Angeles.
Those wishing to commit to a full season at the StubHub Center this fall will need to pay at least $700, the most inexpensive package available at the 30,000-seat Carson stadium. Those seats, which will be constructed on the grass berm behind the north end zone, are the lowest of the eight price tiers the Chargers announced on Tuesday, which range up to $3,750 for midfield tickets behind the home sideline. The team has not yet announced suite pricing.
With eight regular-season games and two preseason games at home, that works out to at least $70 per game — nearly double the entry-level cost for season tickets to see the Rams, USC, or UCLA.
That price difference is largely a function of supply. The Chargers will host games at the league’s smallest stadium, one that is less than half the size of any other home venue except the Oakland Coliseum — which at 56,063 seats still dwarfs the StubHub Center. The Rams and the Trojans both play at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which can seat over 90,000 at maximum capacity. Rams season tickets range from $360 — or $40 per game for nine home games — to $2,025. USC season tickets start at $320 for seven home games.
The Bruins, who play at the 92,542-seat Rose Bowl, sell season tickets that start at $249 for general admission, roughly $35 per game.
A.G. Spanos, the Chargers’ president of business operations, acknowledged earlier this month that the size of the StubHub Center will affect ticket prices, but insisted that the unique, intimate setting will be able to generate excitement.
“I think they’ll be competitive pricing,” he said then. “We’re looking at family sections and trying to consider our entire fanbase. It’s a fair point that it’s going to be a smaller venue. Frankly, we are excited about the opportunity to create a very hot ticket.”
Ticket sales are slated to begin in March. Fans can still join the season-ticket waitlist by placing a refundable $100 deposit at FightForLA.com, with deposit-holders each being allowed to purchase up to four tickets. Buying season tickets at the StubHub Center will also give fans priority access when the Chargers and Rams begin sharing their new Inglewood stadium in 2019.
Spanos declined to say how many deposits the team had received, describing the total only as “thousands.”
The Chargers are expecting to sell out the entire stadium with season tickets, which would likely leave any single-game sales to the secondary market.