New Denver Broncos rushing back Melvin Gordon says that he’s not worried if fans can’t be in the stands when the National Football League season starts because he has already dealt with that.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, playing games without fans in attendance is possible for the 2020 NFL season. During a conference with former NFL cornerback Marcus Cromartie that was posted on 28 May on Twitter, Gordon said the past three years with the Chargers in Los Angeles made him for this.
— Marcus Cromartie (@Cromartie_M) May 28, 2020
“Bro, we didn’t have fans anyway,” Gordon said while laughing. “We didn’t have many Chargers fans at the game. I’m just going, to be honest. We didn’t have many Chargers fans at the game. Much loyalty, love, but we didn’t have many. So I’m not missing anything.”
Since the start of the 2017 season, the Chargers have played in Los Angeles at the Dignity Health Sports Park. Originally built to host soccer matches, the Chargers’ home stadium has an NFL-low capacity of 27,000. Most of those in attendance at Chargers games were identified as fans of the opposing team while the Chargers began to build a fan base in Los Angeles after moving from San Diego.
The Chargers will begin to play this season at SoFi Stadium, a new arena that it will share with the Los Angeles Rams.
Gordon, however, won’t be calling Southern California his football home this season, as he signed a two-year deal with AFC West rival Denver.