A second Bub’s @ the Beach location opened in the Gaslamp Quarter eight years ago. Owner and founder Todd Brown says, geographically, the area hardest hit by the departure of the Chargers is downtown. Photo courtesy of Bub’s @ the Beach

A second Bub’s @ the Beach location opened in the Gaslamp Quarter eight years ago. Owner and founder Todd Brown says, geographically, the area hardest hit by the departure of the Chargers is downtown. Photo courtesy of Bub’s @ the Beach

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Chris Cox, director of operations at OMG Hospitality Group, who runs PB Ale House, says the number of people that no longer come to San Diego now that the city doesn’t have an NFL football team is sizable. Photo courtesy of OMG Hospitality Group

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Todd Brown, owner and founder of Bub’s @ the Beach, said part of the appeal for sports fans wanting to travel specifically to San Diego to see their favorite teams play is the nearly-constant 75-and-sunny weather pattern the city boasts. Photo courtesy of Bub’s @ the Beach

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Miro Copic, marketing professor at San Diego State University, said although there are a variety of team fans in the county, the Chargers did help bring a lot of business on Sundays that is no longer the case. Photo courtesy of Miro Copic

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