May. 13, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Say Hello to the Los Angeles Chargers
With the Rams moving back home to Los Angeles last year, the San Diego Chargers have finally decided to relocate back home to Los Angeles after 55 years.
The Chargers began their inaugural season in Los Angeles in 1960, which was also the first season of the AFL (American Football League). They ended with a 10-4 record before locating to San Diego in 1961 and staying there ever since. Sources have confirmed that the Chargers have notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and other league owners, of their plan to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season.
The Chargers and the Rams will be sharing the new stadium in Inglewood, which is set to open in 2019. But until then, the Chargers will play their home games at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA, which is home to the soccer team, LA Galaxy. On December 23, 2016, the Chargers agreed to lease part of a Costa Mesa office campus for offices, practice fields, and training facility on nearly 3.2 acres.
It is expected for the announcement to be made as early as tomorrow (January 12th). It will be quite the interesting announcement, but even more so, it will be interesting to see the many reactions and opinions that everyone has to give.
My opinion personally? The Rams have only had one year back in Los Angeles, so for the Chargers to follow just a few months later does not give the Rams franchise a good look because it is now no longer the only football team in Los Angeles anymore, which is something that many teams in Los Angeles that are in the same association (NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL) can relate to. Also, the Chargers were in Los Angeles for one year before moving to San Diego unlike the Rams who were in LA from 1946-1994 and then coming back in 2016. This means that the Chargers will have a rocky start with their fan base, but being only 120 miles up the coast from San Diego, many fans from San Diego will make the trip up. The Chargers haven't won a Super Bowl in their franchise