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Where to Invest our Team Spirit Now That the Chargers Are Gone

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The grieving process will continue to take time for folks that have spent years cheering on the Chargers from the San Diego home stadium. As we begin cleaning out our closets of navy blue, powder blue and gold memorabilia, putting our Philip Rivers bobble-head into a box to come back to when we are ready, we have an opportunity to seek out new teams in our town to put our spirit back into.

Swap your Blue & Gold for…

Black & Orange

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Gulls – The world of hockey is gaining momentum, with the return of the San Diego Gulls. A team that was started in 1966, and ceased in 1974, has returned with their new owners–the San Diego Ducks. The current AHL team has only been around for two years, yet already has an incredible following. Join their pre-game tailgate parties, their away game watch parties, and their movie nights, and join in on the fandom.

Navy & White

Padres – Grab a seat on the lawn and bring a picnic for you and your family to enjoy; or become a season ticket holder. Of course if you’ve lived in San Diego for long, you’re probably already a fan of the incredible Downtown stadium, Petco Park. It’s proximity to premier restaurants, paired with the energy of downtown nightlife, makes each game magical. And since they have craft beer at the stadium now, where would you rather be? 

Black & Red

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SDSU Aztecs – You may get to continue driving to a Qualcomm field to watch the young football stars play their hearts out. With conversations in play about the long-term goal of the space, and even the possibility of bringing in a soccer team, the Aztecs haven’t given up on the dreams of this San Diego hub yet. In the meantime,cheer on SDSU’s men and women’s basketball teams, and watch a few soon-to-be-pros journey their way to the top. 

Black & Red

Xolos – Club Tijuana rallies up locals from San Diego and Mexico alike, bringing the adrenaline-filled world of fútbol to the fans. Just fifteen minutes from the border (and a $3 Uber ride), San Diegans can make a night of cheap tacos and engaging, International soccer without having to drive far. 
Just because we are saying goodbye to a team that has been a landmark in San Diego for years, doesn’t mean we have to leave behind our camaraderie. Let’s keep our team spirit going by continuing to invest in the world of sports that exists around us.

Katrina is an OBcean that spends her time drinking quality coffee and engaging in the community that she lives in.

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