Los Angeles Chargers season ticket holders received a lump of coal in their mailbox to start the new year.
After dismal ticket sales of private seat licenses (PSL) for the multi billion dollar SoFi Stadium the continued lack of parking could prevent further sales of the modestly priced seats.
It is no secret, at least to those who live in the city of Inglewood, that the stadium not only lacks enough parking spaces for the nearly 80,000 seat stadium, but construction at the site doesn’t appear to show a stadium ready to open in less than six months.
We have learned that the construction delays weren’t related to rain. They were caused by high levels of arsenic found in the ground which forced additional cleanup.
Season ticket holders tell 2UrbanGirls they trekked to nearby Playa del Rey, to hear a glossy pitch of the stadium, which included parking that was adjacent to their seats accessible through a VIP like entrance.
The Chargers have just mailed out pamphlets that state that you have to purchase four consecutive seats to be able to purchase ONE parking space.
This is a stark contrast to what was stated during the purchase and it has ticket holders in an uproar.
Season seat licensing costs $15,000 per seat, paid over forty years and the cost of two season tickets are $7,000 per year for club seats. Now season ticket purchasers will have to scramble to find parking after such an enormous investment.
Adding insult to injury, the pamphlet denoting the lack of parking, included a bill for the annual ticket purchase.
They also don’t have a designated area for tailgating.
Basically, the Chargers are admitting there’s a serious parking shortage and season ticket holders will be forced to either use Uber/Lyft or board a city owned shuttle and one of the Metro park and rides to be brought to the game.
The ONLY silver lining is the assumption that Phillip Rivers won’t be returning as the teams quarterback.