San Diego Chargers announce they’re moving to Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 01:  San Diego Chargers fans look on during the second half of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on January 1, 2017 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 01: San Diego Chargers fans look on during the second half of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on January 1, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation’s second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades.

Team chairman Dean Spanos made the announcement today in a letter posted on the Chargers’ Twitter account.

The Chargers’ decision to move comes less than three months after San Diego voters resoundingly rejected a team-sponsored measure asking for $1.15 billion in increased hotel taxes to help fund a $1.8 billion downtown stadium and convention center.

San Diego could become a tenant in the stadium being built in Inglewood for the Rams if the Chargers exercise that option. If not, the Oakland Raiders would have the option to join the Rams in the L.A. area, though Raiders owner Mark Davis has indicated his intention to seek a move to Las Vegas.

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1 Comment

  • Ed

    You know, even though it must be frustrating for the long time fans of Chargers, I don’t blame them for the move. I mean, everything’s a business right, and like any business, you gotta do what it takes to keep yourself afloat and ahead of the game even if it means some sacrifices.