Chargers set to bolt to L.A. - Jay Posner & David Garrick (UT$)
"I am a lifelong Chargers fan," said Richard Wade, managing editor of the Bolts from the Blue website. "And as such, I find it incredibly appropriate as well as exceptionally painful that they got my hopes up one last time before dashing them as time was expiring."
Media reactions to "L.A. Chargers" - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
San Diego isn’t alone in reacting to the ESPN report Wednesday night that Dean Spanos plans to move the Chargers out of San Diego in 2017, an announcement that could come as soon as Thursday morning. Checking on what others are reporting and opining:
Chargers shouldn’t look for a welcome wagon in L.A. - Bill Plaschke
Every relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You.
Chargers To Relocate To Los Angeles - Connor Byrne
Spanos was unable to make anything happen in San Diego, however, as the money the city, the county, the Chargers and the league had combined to commit still fell $175MM short of what a Qualcomm Stadium replacement would have cost. Spanos had until Jan. 17 to strike a deal in San Diego and avoid relocation, but he is abandoning that possibility less than a week before the deadline.
What's next for the Chargers as they make move to L.A.? - Eric Williams
The Chargers have not started selling tickets for the upcoming season; the team usually begins sending out renewal notices at the end of January. Tickets for the team’s home games in Los Angeles will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Similar to the Rams, the Chargers will likely give fans who bought tickets at the team’s temporary venue priority once the new stadium in Inglewood is built.
Chargers gain certainty with move to L.A. - Eric Williams
"I wish it could have worked out with the stadium situation and we could have stayed in San Diego," Mebane said. "But they had to make a business decision, so there isn't too much you can really do about that.