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Chargers to remain in San Diego for 2016 season

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 18:19:35-05

Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos says the team will play in San Diego in 2016 and he'll work with politicians and the business community to try to resolve a long, bitter battle over a new stadium.

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Spanos' statement was posted on the team's web site shortly after a report said the Chargers had reached a deal to join the Los Angeles Rams in a stadium expected to open in Inglewood in 2019.
 
Says Spanos: "I am committed to looking at this with a fresh perspective and new sense of possibility."
 
Full Statement:

Dear Chargers Fans, Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long term in a new stadium. I have met with Mayor Faulconer and Supervisor Roberts and I look forward to working closely with them and the business community to resolve our stadium dilemma. We have an option and an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to go to Inglewood in the next year, but my focus is on San Diego. This has been our home for 55 years, and I want to keep the team here and provide the world-class stadium experience you deserve. Everyone on both sides of the table in San Diego must now determine the best next steps and how to deploy the additional resources provided by the NFL. I am committed to looking at this with a fresh perspective and new sense of possibility. With deep appreciation for your years of support, Dean A. Spanos Chairman