If the Chargers win in the AFC divisional round Sunday against the Patriots, the NFL could be facing a tough decision.
Where will the conference championship game be held?
According to a report from CBS Sports, which will broadcast the semifinal matchup, the league is concerned about the size of Dignity Health Sports Park — formerly known as the StubHub Center — if the Chargers end up hosting the game. The report, which cited unidentified league sources, also stated "contingency plans are expected to be discussed again" if both the Chargers and Colts advance.
That contingency plan could be playing the game at the L.A. Coliseum where the Rams play their home games.
The NFL first brought up the possible relocation when the Chargers threatened the Chiefs for the AFC West. However, talks stopped when Los Angeles was given the fifth seed.
Now, the Chargers could be the highest seeded team left — if they and the sixth-seeded Colts win this weekend — and their 30,000-seat stadium might not be big enough.
"Playing a game of that magnitude in a stadium that small is a big issue to a lot of people around here," one league source said of Dignity Health Sports Park, via CBS Sports. "There isn't any plan in place to move it now that I am aware of, but there was a lot of talk about that when it looked like the Chargers might win the division. I would expect there to be conversations about that through the weekend as things happen."
According to CBS Sports, league sources suggested that aside from playing at the Coliseum, a Sunday/Monday schedule would also have to be discussed barring Sunday's results.
The Rams will host the Cowboys on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Chargers will play on Sunday. Kickoff between Los Angeles and New England is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.