Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Team owner Dean Spanos officially announced that the Chargers will move to Los Angeles after 56 seasons in San Diego.
“After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles, beginning with the 2017 NFL season,” Spanos wrote in a letter on the team’s website.
“San Diego has been our home for 56 years. It will always be part of our identity, and my family and I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the support and passion our fans have shared with us over the years,” he added.
Spanos said the Chargers is excited to begin a new era in Los Angeles, where they played their first season in 1960 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before moving to San Diego.
After the announcement, the Chargers changed their Twitter handle to include Los Angeles and also unveiled a new team logo.
The Chargers are expected to play their home games for the next two seasons at the 30-000-seat StubHub Center, which is located on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
Spanos is expected to pay the $550 million relocation fee over 10 years, rather than extend the payments beyond that for an additional $100 million.
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