San Diego Chargers Announce Move to Los Angeles
By now you’ve probably heard that the San Diego Chargers have officially announced their move to Los Angeles. Chargers owner Dean Spanos apparently tried desperately to build a stadium somewhere in San Diego county and then in Carson, California to share a stadium with the Raiders. The proposal went down in flames and Spanos dropped the announcement that the San Diego Chargers will move to Los Angeles after 56 seasons.
A letter from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/rTNIvrsN1A
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 12, 2017
“I’m looking forward, not backward,” Spanos told ESPN. “I spent half my life here. 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.”
Angry @Chargers fan eggs building after hearing owner Dean Spanos may announce team’s move to LA this morning. Stay w #NBC7 pic.twitter.com/oHQqqIWuPp
— Liberty Zabala (@LibertyNBC7SD) January 12, 2017
The Chargers Twitter name has already been changed and a shitty logo has been presented. Sounds like they may not end up keeping the logo, but this is the last of Chargers fans worries.
The Chargers added a lightning bolt to the Dodgers logo and called it a day. ?☇ pic.twitter.com/HcvDPAx8at
— Jeff Barrett (@BarrettAll) January 12, 2017
The Chargers will be sharing Stubhub Center in Carson, California with the Los Angeles Galaxy MLS team. The Chargers will play the 2017 and 2018 seasons in the smallest NFL stadium which holds around 27,000 fans. To put this in perspective, Qualcomm Stadium holds 70,000 fans and the LA Coliseum holds 90,000 fans. Stubhub Center is smaller than every MLB stadium and is around half the size of the second smallest NFL stadium, the Oakland Alameda Coliseum which holds 63,000. This is like moving from a three-bedroom apartment to a studio apartment.
The future #LAChargers have agreement to play in 30,000-seat #StubHubCenter for next 2 seasons https://t.co/fTopGFHRbw #Chargers #LARams
— DODGERS LAKERS NEWS (@DodgersLakers) January 12, 2017
Will the Los Angeles Chargers gain a fan base, produce a winning season, or have any positive changes in the 2017 season? Unfortunately, I seriously doubt it.