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Report: Chargers, Raiders pursuing stadium in Carson

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The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are pursuing a stadium in Carson, CA.

There is a new report out, according to the L.A. Times that has the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders teaming up to build a $1.7 billion NFL stadium in Carson that they will share. The team has been looking for a new stadium for some time and it looks like the plan will be to move to Los Angeles. This seems to be the plan that the Chargers had been leaning toward for a long time, but have been trying to keep it quiet for as long as they could. It is a race to Los Angeles.

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In a statement given to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, the Chargers and Raiders said: “We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason: If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises.”

Since the Raiders and the Chargers don’t have a ton of money to build their own stadiums in San Diego or Oakland, they are looking to team up together to build a stadium in the Los Angeles area. They would share the stadium in the same way that the New York Jets and New York Giants do in New York.

“We’re thinking about the project as a 21st century, next-generation stadium,” said architect David Manica, noting that the venue and renderings are still in the early conceptual stages. “We want it to be the ultimate outdoor event experience, which includes both sports and entertainment. And we want it to be uniquely L.A.”

The Chargers will be able to buy out of their contract at the end of the year.  They will play the 2015 season in San Diego, but they could move out in the next season. This could be the last season that we see the San Diego Chargers in San Diego. We could soon be looking at the Los Angeles Chargers as early as the 2016 season.

The team is looking in that direction to build a new stadium. The land has already been bought between the Raiders and the Chargers. They already have an architect for the stadium. They are already much further than any process that we have here in San Diego.

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