Hold on! LA finally got an NFL team back when it was announced the Rams were heading home Jan. 12, but now the city is going to have TWO teams as the San Diego Chargers are heading up the coast, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned!
When it rains it pours for Los Angeles pro football fans, because in addition to the NFC’s Rams coming back to the City of Angels, the AFC’s San Diego Chargers are about to pack up and head north to become the Los Angeles Chargers. What a giant win for L.A. — after not having a football team in over two decades, the city will have TWO NFL franchises to call home, HollywoodLife has learned EXCLUSIVELY!
“It is as good as done. The Chargers are packing up and coming to LA. They are already working on merchandise. It is only a matter of time before they announce that it is official,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They want a new stadium, they want to make lots of money with the new stadium and in the LA market they will be able to get everything that the owners want in that department.”
Poor San Diego fans, they really are a loyal bunch to their beloved Super Chargers, but the team didn’t get a new stadium like they wanted from the city, and the owners want the team to play out of the new state of the art 72,000 seat facility that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building for his team in Inglewood CA. Now San Diegans will have to make a five hour round trip drive to see them play.
At a meeting on Jan. 12, the NFL owners voted 30-2 to allow the Rams to depart for L.A. starting with the 2016 season. They also gave the go-ahead to the owners of the San Diego Chargers — led by majority share holding billionaire Alex Spanos — until 2017 to decide if they want to move the team to Los Angeles. Our source tells us, “They don’t want to wait till 2017, they have waited long enough. San Diego isn’t going to change now that they are against the wall, so the move to LA is needed as a fresh start with the financial boom being the most sought after for the owners.”
There’s only one thing standing in the way of officially making the move, and that of course is money! “They are not scared to share eyeballs with the Rams, they are worried about getting even profit sharing with the Rams. That is the only caveat,” our insider tells us.
HollywoodLifers, would you still root for the Chargers if they move to L.A.?