Well it looks like the San Diego Chargers will be staying in San Diego for at least one more season as the organization works with city leaders to work out a stadium deal either in Mission Valley or downtown as part of the expansion of the convention center. The Chargers still have the option to move to LA if a deal cannot be worked out but must make that decision by Jan. 15, 2017.
In a letter from Chargers Chairman Dean Spano he said: 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. I have met with Mayor Faulconer and Supervisor 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. 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. 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. With deep appreciation for your years of support.
Friday afternoon San Diego Mayor Kevin Falcouner along with county Supervisor Rob Roberts met with Spano to talk about a stadium solution. “We appreciate Mr. Spanos’ commitment to staying in San Diego for the 2016 season to work with the region on a stadium solution,”
The NFL would offer a $100 million grant and then there would be a $200 million G4 loan for stadium construction. The team can now begin selling season tickets and preparing for a season in San Diego.