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the Talking Can
10-23-2015, 06:07 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/13956421/san-diego-chargers-mark-fabiani-says-team-file-relocation-losangeles-january

SAN DIEGO -- Mark Fabiani, point person for the San Diego Chargers on their stadium issue, stated what's been expected here and around the NFL for several months: The team plans to file for relocation to Los Angeles when the league opens the application window in January.

"At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file," Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. "Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.

"As you know, 25 percent of our season-ticket business comes from those markets. So we have to be able to protect those markets. That's why as a last resort we went out and created the certain option we now have in Los Angeles. And if everything is moving ahead, we're not going to be standing on the sidelines and watching everything go by. We've got to stay in the game to protect the future of the franchise."

The Chargers, the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams are all expected to file relocation papers in January, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney told The Los Angeles Times earlier this month.

Rooney is one of six owners who make up the influential committee on Los Angeles opportunities.

Teams interested in filing for relocation have traditionally been able to do it between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15. Teams are required to receive a three-fourths vote from NFL owners -- or 24 of 32 owners -- in order to be approved for relocation.

rico
10-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Whoa.

the Talking Can
10-23-2015, 06:09 PM
the rest

The league has two Los Angeles proposals on the table.

The Chargers and the Raiders proposed in February building a $1.7 billion NFL stadium in Carson. In January, a developer and a company operated by Rams owner Stan Kroenke unveiled plans to build a $1.86 billion, 80,000-seat stadium in Inglewood, on land he owns near Hollywood Park.

Los Angeles has not had an NFL team since the Rams and Raiders departed for St. Louis and Oakland, respectively, in 1995.

With the Chargers set to host the Raiders on Sunday in an AFC West game, Raiders owner Mark Davis was at Chargers Park meeting with Chargers chairman Dean Spanos on Friday, The Mighty 1090 AM reported.

In August, the city and county announced plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium in San Diego that included $350 million in public funds at the current Qualcomm Stadium site at Mission Valley.

The Chargers have maintained that they prefer a downtown stadium alternative over the Mission Valley site selected by San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, but hoteliers oppose an NFL stadium combined with the noncontiguous expansion of the convention center.

Local environmental attorney Cory Briggs and a group of San Diego-area residents crafted a citizens' initiative this week, establishing a way to raise money for the building of a joint-use NFL stadium and convention center expansion that would keep the Chargers in town.

Fabiani said the Chargers are open to that proposal if the league delays relocating a franchise to Los Angeles for another year.

"What Briggs is doing is bypassing the normal process," Fabiani said. "He's doing what we did in Carson, and what Stan Kroenke did in Inglewood. He's going out and gathering signatures to be able to put something on the ballot without the involvement of the mayor or the city council.

"And I think going forward if there's a solution here in San Diego, it's going to have to come from the citizens' initiative process. It's pretty clear at this point the city's leadership doesn't really listen to anything the Chargers have to say."

ChiefRocka
10-23-2015, 06:10 PM
makes sense.

Potato
10-23-2015, 06:13 PM
lol, that's what happens when your stadium is filled with fans of whoever the road team is and the actual stadium is about as updated as the service merchandise your parents shopped at.

GloucesterChief
10-23-2015, 06:14 PM
Chargers and Rams go to LA.

San Diego becomes the new threat when a owner wants a new stadium.

Deberg_1990
10-23-2015, 06:34 PM
San Diego doesn't care about the NFL


But neither does LA

ChiefsCountry
10-23-2015, 06:42 PM
Chargers and Rams go to LA.

San Diego becomes the new threat when a owner wants a new stadium.

That would be St. Louis.

chiefzilla1501
10-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Chargers and Rams go to LA.

San Diego becomes the new threat when a owner wants a new stadium.

Are those cities in England?

mr. tegu
10-23-2015, 07:05 PM
So how many are allowed to move?

Buck
10-23-2015, 07:06 PM
San Diego doesn't care about the NFL


But neither does LA

You don't know anything.

Al Bundy
10-23-2015, 07:22 PM
lol, that's what happens when your stadium is filled with fans of whoever the road team is and the actual stadium is about as updated as the service merchandise your parents shopped at.

You do know that whatever teams are in LA will suffer the same fate, correct?

Detoxing
10-23-2015, 07:33 PM
You don't know anything.

This.

Fabiani is the douche of all douches. Their "protect their 25% in L.A" bullshit line is infuriating. Protect their 25% in L.A while shitting on their 75% in San Diego....uh huh.

Just be honest to their fan base instead of treating them like dumbasses and feeding them lines like that.

Sweet Daddy Hate
10-23-2015, 09:15 PM
I wonder if Oakland will ever leave it's cesspool?

PutQuinnIn
10-23-2015, 11:46 PM
I wonder if Oakland will ever leave it's cesspool?

Mark Davis is rumored to be signing another 2 yr. lease in Oakland.

DaNewGuy
10-23-2015, 11:54 PM
Spanos and Fabiani just did SD dirty. That's fucked up I actually feel sorry for the Bolts and their fans

Psyko Tek
10-24-2015, 12:05 AM
San Diego doesn't care about the NFL


But neither does LA

this
will be moving out again in 10years

Psyko Tek
10-24-2015, 12:07 AM
You don't know anything.

you are only the second charger fan I have met

and you hang out onna KC board to get your football fix
he knows plenty

Rausch
10-24-2015, 12:18 AM
The tears of Rams fans are delicious....

Jiu Jitsu Jon
10-24-2015, 06:51 AM
Mark Davis is rumored to be signing another 2 yr. lease in Oakland.

Source? Last I read he wasn't even going to sign a one year lease.

Reerun_KC
10-24-2015, 08:18 AM
lol, that's what happens when your stadium is filled with fans of whoever the road team is and the actual stadium is about as updated as the service merchandise your parents shopped at.
Kinda like arrowhead?

GloucesterChief
10-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Mark Davis is rumored to be signing another 2 yr. lease in Oakland.

I have heard San Antonio looking. With Austin growing and not that far away plus Texas being football crazy it is looking to be a better location all the time.

PutQuinnIn
10-24-2015, 09:18 AM
I have heard San Antonio looking. With Austin growing and not that far away plus Texas being football crazy it is looking to be a better location all the time.

Not if Jerry Jones has a say...

Sweet Daddy Hate
10-24-2015, 09:19 AM
West Texas Raiders? Instant cartel fan base! Win!

TEX
10-24-2015, 10:41 AM
West Texas Raiders? Instant cartel fan base! Win!

More like Los Raiders de San Antonio...

Sweet Daddy Hate
10-24-2015, 11:13 AM
More like Los Raiders de San Antonio...

LMAO

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