5 reasons why the Chargers could be the next L.A. team.



After looking into the new scheme fit for teams potentially heading to Los Angeles in 2012, there were a few characteristics that lined up perfectly making the Chargers a direct fit.

1.Selling share ownership
San Diego Chargers Owner Dean Spanos has been willing to sell roughly a 1/4 to 1/3 share of the team. Oddly enough, AEG is looking to obtain 30% ownership of whatever team chooses to call L.A. home.

2.Chargers lease early termination
AEG needs to have a team locked in to fill the stadium and city of Los Angeles by Spring of 2012. Oddly enough the San Diego Chargers could attempt an early termination between February 1st and May 1st this year. The Chargers are contracted through 2020 in San Diego but have the option to terminate early through financial compensation.

3.Ticket sales/Blackouts
One of the more frustrating aspects of being a Chargers fan is that when the news rolls out each week “San Diego Chargers potential blackout” appears much too often. The tickets sales for the Chargers are not the lowest of all NFL teams, but with a loaded city of deprived fans in Los Angeles and die-hard fans from San Diego willing to commute it could make for heavy ticket sales in a brand new stadium.

4.Unlikely new SD stadium
San Diego fans, players, owners, and coaches have been proposing a new stadium for quite some time. Oddly enough, it does not appear to have any light at the end of that tunnel. Qualcomm can only occupy for so much longer.

5.SD history with AEG
The San Diego Chargers have a solid history of working with AEG. For the 2003 and 2004 seasons the Bolts held their training camp at an AEG owned facility in Carson, CA.

Does this mean that the Bolts are packing up after the season to find a new home in L.A.? Not necessarily! But it sure does prove that we as Charger fans cannot dismiss the idea of it.

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  • Donald Cootware III

    Why? Because they keep talking to us even when we say no and we already made the plans to build a new stadium downtown?

  • Sean Ward

    its going to happen and i can’t be more thrilled LA CHARGERS

  • BillyKing

    epadaon What if the Chargers win the super bowl? Do they stay? And for how ,much longer? It might be our only hope of keeping them in SD., Sux but maybe true.

  • Leslie Costes

    Need a “dislike” button

  • A_Eme_O_Ere

    @BillyKingepadaon Not true. Mayor Sanders are in the midst of creating a San Diego version of LA Live in SD. BTW, the article is completely wrong. The Spanos’ have already said they are NOT interested in selling any part of the Chargers. Yes, the Boltz can terminate their lease but they’ve already said that they are working with the city and the NFL’s new CBA sets aside money for teams like the Chargers to build a new stadium in SAN DIEGO. Blackout lifted for the uninspiring Seahags. Raider game already blacked out yet nobody talks about it. Jaguars and Rams blackout much more than the Boltz so da’ raiders rams and Jags are much more ready to skip town than the boltz. All these articles are designed to do is create fan apathy and they show up on a regular basis which is why I wonder: Is this honest reporting or yet another Schill on the AEG payroll?

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    @A_Eme_O_Ere@BillyKing HA… wish i could get this staff on some payroll. AND i hate this talk as much as anyone else!! I LOVE our team in San Diego.

    BUT to say the article is completely wrong is a little far fetched. Dean put his portion of the team on sale for estate planning, then he pulled it back.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    @BillyKing lets just say WHEN we win this Super Bowl…

    could it keep them around. It will be an interesting thing to see! It was like when the Padres went to the World Series and it helped them get their vote passed. It could be something that keeps them in town. LETS JUST HOPE IT DOES

  • 1961 Fan

    This author is nuts. First the AEG dream in LA still has to go through the permit process.

    That alone is 12 months. Then at least two years of construction. Duh! three years or 4 seasons before they hike the ball in that proposed new stadium. Perhaps at the end of

    the 2014 season the Chargers MAY Bolt for greener turf.

    1961 Fan

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    @1961 Fan it would take a bit to get the stadium built with all those hurdles… definitely a few seasons, but if the Chargers do announce that they will be plaing in Los Angeles after this season, then they most likely will play their regular season games in the rose bowl.

  • 1961 Fan

    Perhaps you are correct with the “Rose Bowl” idea, it has been kicked around before. The problem in San Diego is they have flip flopped on several locations to build on in the County. Trying to get a majority of voters to favor a FOOTBALL stadium in the City will not work when you have water pipes constantly breaking and a 2 Billion pension plan deficit placing the City in near bankruptcy. Someday the Bolts may move?

    1961 fan

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    @1961 Fan i know what you mean.. somehow i really hope this works out! somehow someway.

    i guess we will have to wait and see

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