Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

The San Diego Chargers Plan To File Paperwork To Relocate To L.A.

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

In the ongoing will-they-or-won't-they saga as to whether or not our fair city will be getting an NFL team, the San Diego Chargers announced they plan to file relocation papers to Los Angeles.Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani said on the radio show Mighty 1090 AM that the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders are also expected to file for relocation to Los Angeles, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. If that happens, and either of the other teams do, in fact, move to L.A., the Chargers' business would suffer—Fabiani said that 25 percent of their season ticket holders that live in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

ESPN reports that teams who are interested in filing for relocation can typically do it between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15, and must receive a three-fourths vote from NFL owners in order for the relocation to be approved

Los Angeles has been without an NFL team for 20 years, and during those two decades, there have been about a dozens potential plans to bring one back. Among the most recent ones was announced by the owner of the St. Louis Rams, who announced a plan in January to build a stadium in Inglewood, and bring the Rams—who played as the Los Angeles Rams from 1946 to 1994—back to L.A. In May, Hollywood Park was imploded to make room for this new stadium. In February, the Oakland Raiders and the Chargers proposed another plan for a stadium in Carson, which they would share.

Whatever happens, let's never forget when the Charger's Twitter was run by an average joe who loves PF Changs.