(NFL) When trying to reach an agreement for a new stadium to keep the San Diego Chargers in place goes wrong, owner Dean Spanos announced that he will move the team to Los Angeles.
The Chargers’ inaugural 1960 season was originally in Los Angeles, but they moved to San Diego a year later and have been there the past 55 years.
So basically, The San Diego Chargers are no more.
In a letter posted on the Los Angeles Chargers’ Twitter feed, Spanos said: “After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles, beginning with the 2017 NFL season. San Diego has been our home for 56 years. It will always be part of our identity.”
Spanos had until Sunday to make a final decision, but already had informed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell of his intent to relocate the team, the report said.
In making the relocation in time for the 2017 season, the Chargers will not share the cavernous Los Angeles Coliseum with the Rams and USC, but instead will play at the 30,000 seat StubHub Center on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills before joining the Rams at their new Inglewood stadium in 2019.