The San Diego Chargers are moving back to their first home L.A. after a half a century later…
According to Deadline:
Owner Dean Spanos confirmed the move north in a tweeted memo this morning — note that new handle, and the Dodger-esque logo below:
The team, which started in L.A. in 1960 before heading south, will play at the Stub Hub center in Carson starting next season, before moving to the pending Inglewood stadium it will share with the L.A. Rams beginning in 2019. The news comes on year to the day after the Rams announced their relocation from St. Louis to the City of Angel after 22 years.
The move fired up L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, who’s up for re-election in May. “Los Angeles is one of the world’s great sports towns,” he crowed in a state this morning. “Championship teams and iconic athletes aren’t just memories here — they are legends woven into the fabric of our history. Today, we welcome an important part of that history back with the Chargers returning to Los Angeles.”
A letter from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/rTNIvrsN1A
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 12, 2017