If you’re staying in one of the cheap San Diego hotels in downtown, this could be your last chance to see the Chargers as a local team. After 14 years of requesting a new stadium in San Diego, the Chargers have decided to attempt to relocate to Los Angeles, which Chargers spokesman and representative Mark Fabiani blames on local politicians in San Diego. Fabiani is the point man that handles stadium issues for team chairman Dean Spanos. The step comes at the disapproval of Chargers fans with many disagreeing with the team’s relocation to another city, which is expected to cost $500 to $600 million.
Since 1961, the Chargers have played in San Diego and are currently one of three teams who are attempting to move to Los Angeles. NFL owners are waiting to vote on the decision, which can be made as early as next year. Public hearings are currently being held to dispute the move, although many fans don’t feel as if their voice will be heard.
Some argue that Fabiani is the one to blame because politicians have changed over the years, and so has the management of the team. However, Fabiani has been employed by the Chargers for the last 14 years and maintains his belief that the team has little hope of building a new San Diego stadium.
The St. Louis Rams are the second team who has a chance of relocating to Los Angeles, but the city will only approve the two teams’ move if they’re able to provide the space. Both the Chargers and the Rams are expected to apply for the move in January of 2016. The Chargers hope to build a joint stadium with the Oakland Raiders who also hope to relocate. Currently, 25 percent of the Chargers’ revenue is from Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
After 55 years of housing the Chargers, fans in San Diego are beginning to lose hope due to the length of time that the issue has remained a problem for the team. This could be your last chance to see your beloved Chargers in action this December, so be sure to take advantage and buy your ticket to a game during your next San Diego vacation. Before coming to town, be sure to reserve a room at the San Diego Pacific Inn downtown. We aren’t far from the trolley station which will take you directly to nearby Qualcomm Stadium to see the Chargers in action. Go online or call a friendly Reservation Manager today at 1-800-571-2933 to check for availability.