Chargers Announce Relocation Plans To Los Angeles

After 56 seasons in San Diego, the Chargers are coming to Los Angeles. Owner Dean Spanos announced the move in a letter to fans on the team's site. 

"After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles, beginning with the 2017 NFL season," Spanos wrote. "Today, we turn the page and begin an exciting new era as the Los Angeles Chargers."

ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the report yesterday that a move from San Diego was expected. The Chargers have already changed the name on their Twitter and Facebook accounts, which also feature a new logo.

"I spent half my life here," Spanos told ESPN in a phone call this morning. "I leave behind a lot of friends and lot of great memories, but life goes on. There are always a lot of changes in life, and we know this is not going to be easy. But we made a decision, we're committed to it, and our family is 100 percent behind it. What's happened has happened."

Although the move is just a two-hour drive, San Diego fans are outraged. In a Twitter video from NBC 7 San Diego reporter Liberty Zabala, a man recorded himself throwing eggs at the Charger's team facility last night.

The Chargers' move comes a year after the Rams chose to relocate their franchise from St. Louis to Los Angeles. After 21 years without a professional football team, the City of Angels now has two clubs. 

The Chargers finished 5-11 last season.

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