Sports chargers staying in san diego for at least one year

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  1. JesusTwinsBiggestFan

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    SAN DIEGO -- Chargers chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season but has an agreement with the Rams to move to Los Angeles if a long-term stadium solution to remain in the city isn't worked out.

    Spanos delivered the news in a message to Chargers fans posted on the team's website.

    "Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long term in a new stadium," he said.
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    "I have met with Mayor (Kevin) Faulconer and Supervisor (Ron) Roberts and I look forward to working closely with them and the business community to resolve our stadium dilemma. We have an option and an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to go to Inglewood in the next year, but my focus is on San Diego."

    Earlier Friday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the Rams and Chargers had agreed to share a yet-to-be-built stadium in Inglewood. Sources confirmed the agreement to ESPN.

    According to the relocation agreement between the teams, the Chargers have a one-year window that ends on Jan. 15, 2017, to move to Los Angeles as the second team at the Inglewood project, which is set to be completed by the 2019 season. The Chargers can extend that option to Jan. 15, 2018, if a referendum for public financing in San Diego is not approved before Nov. 15 of this year.

    The Chargers believe they could know within two to three months whether a new stadium deal is realistic in San Diego, sources told ESPN's Jim Trotter.

    "We are very supportive of the decision by Dean Spanos to continue his efforts in San Diego and work with local leaders to develop a permanent stadium solution," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "NFL ownership has committed $300 million to assist in the cost of building a new stadium in San Diego. I have pledged the league's full support in helping Dean to fulfill his goal."

    When NFL owners approved the Rams' move from St. Louis to Los Angeles earlier this month, the league gave the Chargers and Raiders, who are looking to move out of Oakland, an additional $100 million in financial support for a new stadium if they stayed in their home markets. An additional $200 million for the Chargers would be a loan in G-4 money from the league's stadium fund.

    If Spanos' desire to remain in San Diego is completed, the Chargers would have that money for a new stadium to replace its current Qualcomm Stadium.

    "This has been our home for 55 years, and I want to keep the team here and provide the world-class stadium experience you deserve," Spanos said in his letter to fans. "Everyone on both sides of the table in San Diego must now determine the best next steps and how to deploy the additional resources provided by the NFL. I am committed to looking at this with a fresh perspective and new sense of possibility."

    The Raiders, meanwhile, have an option to join the Rams in Inglewood if the Chargers decide not to, but that option will be on hold until the Chargers find a long-term solution in San Diego.
     
  2. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    Are the fans revolting due to the failed attempt to leave?
     
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    I wonder how the season ticket renewal rates will go under these circumstances. What a train wreck.
     
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    "I decided" my ass. The other owners all did that for you when you got bitch-slapped with the vote amongst your supposed friends.
     
  6. chapped

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    most of us have followed them since birth...
    that said... i personally don't give a shit anymore if they leave.
    there is only so much one can give as shit about a team that wants to leave so bad
    a team that was pure garbage last year i may add..
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    no one.. but no one in LA wants them there..
     
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    Dean got what he was giving... i would rather focus on Comic-Con staying here at this point
     
  8. Khalil

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    Agreed. The Chargers can go pound sand for all I care.
     
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    Fuck the Chargers, I'll never root for them again.
     
  10. binhphuocngu

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    He knew he was fucked in Houston. Stupid ass and Fagiani. Thought thye had it all.wrapped up. FUCKem
     
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    love that he got it raw in the ass....
     
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    I really hope this team has to leave with it's tail between it's legs.
     
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    This should be fantastic for ticket sales.
     
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    And I don't want to hear any more of this downtown bullshit. You work it out in Mission Valley or go be second fiddle in L.A. for the rest of time.
     
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