Los Angeles Chargers?

Yesterday, details came out on a proposal for the LA Football stadium that they want to build. Today, reports are coming out that majority San Diego Chargers owner, Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake to the team.

AEG, which owns the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy and has a non-controlling stake in the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, has issued a proposal to design a $725 million stadium in downtown Los Angeles featuring a retractable roof and 40 field-level suites among its 218 luxury boxes. AEG would not build the stadium without a commitment from an NFL team to move.

Ed Roski Jr. was a partner of AEG in building Staples and has a minority stake in the Lakers and Kings, and he submitted a LA stadium proposal to be built in Industry. His company Majestic Realty wants to build a stadium into a hillside he controls in the San Gabriel Valley. Roski would like to have a 30% share to any team that moves to Los Angeles and part ownership of the Chargers looks like it is available.

So where does that leave us?

As a San Diego sports fan, it would pain me to see our NFL team move into a city in which I love to hate. I hate the Los Angeles Dodgers fans and hated the Raiders fans when they were in Los Angeles (still hate them). A lot of us rock the Lakers or the Clippers jerseys, just because we have no other choice. I won’t speak for them, because I still hate the Lake Show, it is just something that a San Diego fan has been bred to do.

We want a championship for OUR city!!! We want a team to represent San Diego, America’s Finest City, not the city to the North of us with all their smog and crazy traffic. We want the Super Bowl to come out here and show people around the world what OUR city is about!

Hey Roski and AEG, take your shopping cart somewhere else and go pick up a different franchise. Take over the Raiders or the Jaguars and stay away from our Chargers! I would rather beat the team that you bring to Los Angeles and pump my San Diego pride over you! I do not want to be forced to cheer for a Los Angeles team!

SAN DIEGO stand up and get this stadium built here!!! Otherwise, we will just be sitting without an NFL franchise. Cities like Kansas City, Buffalo and North Carolina even have an NFL franchise! If we build it, they will stay! Let’s get it DONE!

Would you all just be a Los Angeles Chargers fan?? If not, what team would you follow?

If the Chargers moved to Los Angeles, would you still root for them?

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For more details on the LA Stadium, check out the article from fanhouse.com

Topics: Aeg, Los Angeles Chargers, Stadium

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  • L.A. Sports

    Ernie your article is wrong in that it isn’t Ed Roski who is proposing the stadium in Downtown L.A.. That would be Tim Leiweke CEO of AEG which owns Staples Center. Ed Roski Jr. was a partner of AEG in building Staples and has a minority stake in the Lakers and Kings, but his stadium proposal is in Industry. His company Majestic Realty wants to build a stadium into a hillside he controls in the San Gabriel Valley. It would be a more traditional NFL stadium with room for tailgating and an entertainment district around it. You can check it out at http://www.losangelesstadium.com The AEG proposal which many feel is what the NFL is leaning towards would be near light-rail and would have a retractable roof for conventions and the NCAA Final Four. I like both ideas, but for the football fan Roski’s Industry project is better. That being said I don’t think the team moving up here should be the Chargers. They belong down there. We need to have the Rams back and maybe the Jaguars.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      thanks for the update on that… I will make the change and corrections! I hope that the Rams or the Jaguars are the team that moves out to LA though. I need to be able to chant “Beat LA” when you guys come to town!

      • Austin

        Got rings?

  • Raiders la

    We want the Raiders Raider Nation is big down here Bolts need to stay down there.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      THANK YOU… it is true that I can actually agree with a Raider fan on something.

      It just sounds right to be the LA Raiders!! The Raider Nation already holds a huge fan base in the location and I would love to HATE them even more!

  • Tolique

    Roski’s stadium in the City of Industry would be nice, it’s not too far for San Diego fans to drive there once in a while. Leiweke’s AEG plan for downtown LA, however, would suck because the traffic would be a mess and that one is much further from San Diego. Let’s hope that Roski’s stadium wins out.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      if we have to move… then I guess that I would rather have them closer to me and stay away from that hectic area where Staples is at. I left here one time to go up to see a Laker game after work and it took me FOREVER to get there! It is a frustrating drive!

  • Bolt Fan

    This is not the first of this type of article that I’ve seen. The vast majority are written from the point of view that Chargers fans, and San Diegans, want the Chargers to stay in San Diego. I’m curious, do any of these get sent straight to the Chargers front office? I mean, I certainly don’t have Dean Spanos’s email address- but I would think that as a member of any type of press perhaps it could make its way there through the Chargers media outlet. Perhaps the weekly installments of this type of article would be good for the owner(s) and management of the Chargers to hear…

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      I will see how far I can get this to management. I am sure that they are aware though of what the San Diego fans think. If their main concern is money, then they make that move to LA. If they actually think of us fans, then we might have a shot!

  • Raiders la

    The Chargers are a major part of San Diego you guys dont have a bball team so losing the Chargers would be crucial.You guys need to spread the word and form a coalition or something. Chargers are the heart of San Diego just like the GB Packers are to Green Bay. It would take@least one generation in L.A. to convert to Chargers. If the Raiders move here instead, the rivalry would be closer and more heated. Even if it isn’t the Raiders the Bolts mean too much to S.D. .They don’t even have attendance issues.

  • Chris Graham

    I think i would turn to professional ping pong, if the bolts moved to LA!! terrible.

  • Alden Quartz

    Im a huge Charger fan, and i live in LA, but was born is San Diego. I would love for the chargers to stay in san diego, the city is way nicer. the area around staples is horrible. AJ Smith would get wrecked in the LA media.

    • Austin

      How can you possibly live in LA and say the area around staples is awful. Have you actually been there?

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  • Austin

    la runs circles around San Diego. In terms of business, how could you not want to move your team to la? They were actually thinking about building the stadium across the street from staples in the convention center I think. I love when you guys chant beat la too. I say got rings?

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      man…. see!!! that is why exactly I dont want to root for LA!!!! We have a rivalry that has built between sports franchises!!! We definitely have always been the underdog, BUT when we win, it is so much sweeter!

      • Austin

        lol I feel you. More of a college guy but it would be great to hav an NFL team. hope the chargers stay but I would welcome if they did decide to come

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  • http://heartbroken tieler

    I woke up this morning with the LAWeekly telling me that one of my favorite athletes was going to bring my favorite team to my favorite city and I cried.

    Anyone who thinks this is a good idea… go to San Diego on a Sunday while the Chargers are playing. Go anywhere in the city and just stop, look, listen. There is no San Diego with the Chargers and there will never be a Charger team without San Diego.

    - Heartbroken in LA

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      now that is a story… you live in LA and you still are bummed about the possibility of the Chargers moving to LA!?!? I thought it was just the people of San Diego!

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