Chargers moving back to Los Angeles after 56 years
The San Diego Chargers are no longer the San Diego Chargers. Thursday morning, chairman Dean Spanos announced via Twitter that the team will move to Los Angeles after 56 years in San Diego. This is actually, in a way, a return home for the team that came to existence in LA 57 years ago (though they moved to San Diego for the inaugural season).
ESPN provided some more details on the move. The Chargers will play their home games for the next two seasons at StubHub Center in Carson, California, before moving into a stadium in Inglewood, which is expected to open in 2019. The team will relocate its training facility to Orange County sometime before July 1.
The Chargers also unveiled a new logo, which is a “working logo” not yet approved by the NFL.