About Los Angeles Chargers
History of the Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers were established along with seven other American Football League teams in 1959. Their first season was in 1960 and then in 1962 the team moved to San Diego. The original owner of the Chargers was Barron Hilton (of Hilton Hotels). In the 1960's, wide receiver Lance Alworth led the team to success in the AFL, including an AFL Championship in 1963. Then in 1970 the Chargers joined the NFL due to the AFL-NFL merger During the 1970's and 80's, the team became known for their big-play offense featuring Dan Fouts and Kellen Winslow, who are both now in the professional football Hall of Fame. Linebacker Junior Seau became the face of the Chargers during the 1990's, even helping the team reach the Super Bowl for the only time in 1995. The Chargers began a new era in 2017 when the team returned to Los Angeles. Their temporary home venue will be the StubHub Center, which is also home to the LA Galaxy. The StubHub Center seats 27,000 making it the smallest stadium in the NFL. This is due to the fact that the stadium is mainly used for MLS games. The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park will be the Chargers permanent home venue when construction is complete in 2020.
2017 Los Angeles Chargers Season
The Charger’s first season back in Los Angeles was also the first season under new head coach Anthony Lynn. Los Angeles finished the regular season 9-7 which did not qualify them for the playoffs. They placed second in the AFC West, behind the Kansas City Chiefs. After the season had already ended, tight end Hunter Henry tore his ACL. He is expected not to play in the upcoming season. Notable players that will be returning for the 2018 season include linebacker Jatavis Brown, cornerback Jason Verrett, and running back Melvin Gordon.
2018 Los Angeles Chargers Season
In 2018 the Chargers will be looking to improve on their 9-7 record. The Chargers acquired seven rookies in the 2018 NFL Draft. In the first round, with the number 17 pick, the Chargers selected safety Derwin James from Florida State. In the second round the Chargers selected linebacker Uchenna Nwosu from USC. These talented rookies in addition to returning veteran players will create a good chance for the Chargers to make some noise this season! The 2018 Los Angeles Chargers season will kick off on September 9th at home against division rivals the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers will also have to face other division rivals including the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos to fight their way to the playoffs. The Chargers will also be playing against the Tennessee Titans in one of the London Games at Wembley Stadium in London England for Week 7. Will this be the year that the Chargers make a playoff run? There is only one way to find out! TicketNetwork has all your access to Los Angeles Chargers tickets. Do not miss out on this great season and grab your Los Angeles Chargers tickets from Ticket Network today!