The San Diego Chargers spent one season in Los Angeles as the LA Chargers during the 1960 NFL season. The last season in which there was a team or teams in the city of LA, happened in 1994. The Los Angeles Raiders and the Los Angeles Rams relocated to become the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams for the 1995 season. The talks of a franchise in Los Angeles have heated up as of late, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made an announcement saying that any team who wants to move has to file a relocation application between January 1, 2013 and February 15, 2013.
San Diego Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani said the team does not intend on filing an application for relocation, but also said things could change if the new mayor does not have a desire to work towards a new stadium in San Diego. Qualcomm Stadium opened on August 20, 1967 and it is in desperate need of renovations. San Diego’s organization has already had proposed deals turned down for a new stadium.
The organization wants a new stadium in order to keep the franchise in San Diego as well as to host an event like the Super Bowl. The NFL wants its championship game to be held in more modern stadiums which is obviously a problem because this will be the 46th season in which San Diego will call Qualcomm their home. The Lightning Bolts have called San Diego their home for the last 51 seasons. It would be a shame if they relocate to Los Angeles as well as devastating to Charger fans.