SAN DIEGO, Calif. (FOX 11) - Chargers fans tried holding on to half a century of tradition Wednesday night, making a case to keep their team in San Diego. The Chargers have proposed joining the Oakland Raiders in a proposed Carson stadium.
The NFL held a meeting for the community at Spreckels theater so people could share their thoughts on the Chargers future.
The crowd was so amped, they booed the special counsel for the Chargers, Mark Fabiani, off the stage.
Fabiani said again Wednesday, he doesn't see a way the team can stay.
“The city has consistently refused to go in the direction the Chargers have suggested," said Fabiani.
The city has said they're doing everything they can to keep the Chargers here.
Mayor Kevin Falconer joined dozens Save Our Bolts protestors outside the theater hours before the meeting.
“There’s generations of fan support here for this team and what it means. We have a lot of great momentum happening in San Diego," said Falconer.
In a push to keep the team, the city released this video narrated by iconic play by play announcer Dick Enberg this week. The latest renderings are for a new stadium in Mission Valley to replace the old Qualcomm Stadium.
Fans are hopeful the Chargers stay, but fearful the meeting won't stop them from leaving.
"Honestly, it's emotionally draining now. Last year when you heard all these rumors [about the team potentially leaving], you tried to keep hope and faith," said David Solorzano.
Some people did make the case the Chargers should leave Wednesday night. NFL owners are expected to vote on a decision in the next few months.