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Breaking: Chargers not headed to Los Angeles for 2016

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Today, the Chargers made it official -- they will remain in San Diego for this season, putting off their potential move to Los Angeles until 2017. Here is the official statement from Chargers owner Dean Spanos:Statement from Dean Spanos
Friday, January 29, 2016 2:44 PM PST

Dear Chargers Fans,

Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long term in a new stadium.

I have met with Mayor Faulconer and Supervisor Roberts and I look forward to working closely with them and the business community to resolve our stadium dilemma. We have an option and an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to go to Inglewood in the next year, but my focus is on San Diego.

This has been our home for 55 years, and I want to keep the team here and provide the world-class stadium experience you deserve.

Everyone on both sides of the table in San Diego must now determine the best next steps and how to deploy the additional resources provided by the NFL.

I am committed to looking at this with a fresh perspective and new sense of possibility.

With deep appreciation for your years of support,

Dean A. Spanos
Chairman

Earlier today reports had the Chargers had agreed to terms with the Rams on a joint stadium, but that agreement did not mean the team was for sure moving. This decision gives them time to work out a deal with San Diego and if that can't happen, they will have until January 15 of 2017 to decide whether to ultimately make the move to join the Rams in the plans for their new Inglewood facility.