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Chargers Seasonal Workers Reminiscing Amid NFL Meetings

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    NFL owners should decide this week whether the Chargers will relocate to the Los Angeles area. NBC 7's Vanessa Herrera has reaction from the team's seasonal employees. (Published Monday, Jan. 11, 2016)

    Seasonal employees who work at Qualcomm Stadium are getting emotional as NFL team owners meet in Houston to decide the fate of the San Diego Chargers.

    The employees, some of whom were not allowed to speak to NBC 7 on camera, say the Chargers home games are more than just a paycheck -- it's an emotional experience with fellow fans.

    This past season could be the last for the team in San Diego as they seek a relocation to Los Angeles. NFL owners should decide Wednesday if the Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders or two of the teams will move to LA.

    Alex Tietz has been a sideline camera operator and assistant for the past five Chargers seasons.

    “If they do leave, I’m going to miss that tremendously,” he said.

    Tietz said he will miss the money, but even more, he’ll miss the feeling he gets from the energy inside the Q.

    “I’m getting married in October, so that paycheck helps for that. But other than that, it’s one of the more fun things that I get to do throughout the year,” he said.

    Tietz and other seasonal employees work other seasonal sports jobs with the San Diego Gulls hockey team, San Diego State Aztecs or San Diego Padres.