It happens every year. When the Oakland Raiders play the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium, a.k.a. Black Hole South, there are more Raiders fans than Chargers fans. Our San Diego correspondent explains …
Most professional sports teams have a homefield advantage, but the Oakland Raiders are somewhat unique: they have TWO home field advantages!
The first, of course, is Oaktown’s notorious Black Hole, a.k.a. the Oakland Coliseum. The second is Black Hole South, a.k.a. Qualcomm Stadium, which is located 491 miles to the South in what I like to think of as ‘Baja Oakland’, a.k.a. South Oakland, Oakland South, or San Diego.
Forget what the map says!
The official name might be San Diego, but it’s really South Oakland all year long, says die-hard Oakland Raiders fan Tiffany Baxter.
“Raider fans here are always wearing our colours, and we are the most loyal fans in the world!” Tiffany says.
“We take over every city we play in! That’s just how we r: RN4L!”
There are at least 4 Oakland Raiders fan clubs in San Diego: the Original Raiders Fan Club of San Diego, the South Bay Oakland Raiders Booster Club, Sons of Davis, and Black Sunday.
According to Tiffany, who is the offical San Diego correspondent for the Accidental Travel Writer, Raider fans in America’s Finest City partied all weekend.
Things officially got underway the night before the game at the 10th Annual Raider Nation Party, which was held at Dolphins Restaurant, Bar and Banquet in Chula Vista, California. High Roller and Gorilla Rilla were in attendance.
Flying Their Colours High!
On game day, thousands of Oakland Raider fans descended on Qualcomm Stadium waving their banners high.
Tailgating Till They Drop