Los Angeles is still struggling to attract football fans as the Rams played their season-opener in a half-empty stadium
The Los Angeles Rams won their home debut on Sunday, absolutely thrashing the Scott Tolzien-led Indianapolis Colts by a score of 46-9.
It was a big day for the Rams, kicking off just their second season in Los Angeles and providing new head coach Sean McVay with the first win of his career. Unfortunately, hardly anyone was around to see it.
The Rams are currently playing their home games in the Los Angeles Coliseum while their own home stadium is built nearby in Inglewood. The Coliseum is home of the USC Trojans, a storied arena that has a listed capacity of 93,607. On Sunday, by some accounts, the stadium was not even a 30% full.
Crowd of 25,000 at LA Coliseum for #INDvsLAR kickoff
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) September 10, 2017
Shots from around the stadium seemed to back up that estimate. Although the Rams reportedly listed the number of “distributed” tickets at 60,000, images from the game made it clear that a good amount of those tickets never made it through the front gate.
Tickets for Colts vs. Rams were $6 and still nobody showed up. pic.twitter.com/RND1DmDOof
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 10, 2017
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Source:: Businessinsider – Sports