LOOK: Stadium is half-empty for Colts-Rams regular season opener in Los Angeles
Fans in L.A. apparently had better things to do on Sunday
If NFL fans in Los Angeles are excited about the Rams this year, they have a funny way of showing it. The L.A. Coliseum looked nearly empty for the team's home opener against the Colts on Sunday, and let's just say that everyone watching at home seemed to notice.
When the game kicked off, former Colts punter Pat McAfee was one of the first people to point out how empty the stadium looked.
To be fair, you can sometimes get some weird angles on television, so maybe it wasn't that empty, right?
Here's a few pictures taken from inside the stadium, and they seem to paint an even uglier picture.
Here's a shot of the end zone.
Here's a look at the entire stadium.
Notwas enough to get Rams fans to the game. That's right, all you needed was six dollars to attend Sunday's game, and even that wasn't enough to get fans through the doors.
The Rams announced that 60,128 tickets were "distributed" for the game. However, according to at least one reporter's estimate, at least 12,000 of those tickets went unused.
The capacity at the coliseum is roughly 93,000, so when only 48,000 fans show up, it definitely doesn't look good on TV and it definitely doesn't look good for the Rams. The bad part for the Rams is that they actually planned to lower capacity to 70,000 seats this year, but they couldn't even sell out that number.
The good news for the Rams is that they whitewashed the Colts 46-9 on Sunday, and there's good chance that fans will start showing up if they keep winning. The bad news for the Rams is that if they don't keep winning, they might be playing in front of five people by the time their home finale against the 49ers rolls around in December.
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