The Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday that they are moving to Los Angeles, league sources said, ending a 55-year stint in San Diego. The franchise played its inaugural season in Los Angeles in 1960 before moving to San Diego in 1961.
The Chargers have notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and other league owners of their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
As one league source cautioned Wednesday night, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos had yet to send a formal relocation letter to the NFL or notify public officials in Los Angeles or San Diego of the team’s move — or even tell the members of the Chargers organization about his plans, according to ESPN.
As a child my best friend was a San Diego Chargers fan. I remember him buying Dan Fouts cards from me so I would not put them in the spokes of my bike. Now, the San Diego Chargers will be leaving for LA. Los Angeles will have two franchises now in the Rams and Chargers.