- The Chargers have announced they are relocating from San Diego to Los Angeles and will share the Rams' new $2.6 billion stadium — now under construction — in Inglewood, CA, according to ESPN.
- The team will play at StubHub Center in Carson, CA, for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 NFL seasons, according to CBS Sports, currently home to the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team. The Chargers will then move into the new Rams venue in time for its 2019-2020 opening season.
- San Diego residents rejected a November ballot tax measure that would have helped pay for a new Chargers stadium, a condition of the team staying in San Diego.
At the NFL owners meeting in January 2016, the Chargers, Rams and Oakland Raiders all made bids to move to Los Angeles. The league gave the nod to the Chargers and Rams, informing the Raiders that they could have a Los Angeles spot only if one of the other teams declined. At the time, the Rams and Chargers worked out a preliminary stadium-sharing plan, but San Diego used up the one-year option period granted by the NFL to try and work a stadium deal in their home of almost 60 years.
After the vote, the city presented a possible plan for the team to stay at Qualcomm stadium — including a $1 lease provision — but team owner Dean Spanos was reportedly insulted by the offer, which included the team paying millions in maintenance and upgrade costs. This led the professional sports community to predict that the team's move north was a given.
Construction crews broke ground in November on the new $2.6 billion Rams stadium, which will be the centerpiece of a 300-acre commercial and entertainment district that is expected to create thousands of construction and temporary jobs. Hollywood Park Land Company announced in July that it had chosen the joint venture of Turner Construction and AECOM-owned Hunt Construction to build the stadium. Designed by architecture firm HKS and estimated to be complete in 2019, the venue will be the most expensive stadium of any sport.
As for Oakland, while the team's Los Angeles possibilities were eradicated when the Chargers took the NFL up on its offer to relocate, they have their own deal in the works with Las Vegas. The team and Las Vegas stakeholders successfully pushed through legislative approval from the state, as well as a $750 million pledge toward construction of a new stadium. The fate of the plan now rests with the NFL owners, who have in the past been wary of allowing a team to relocate to a city with legal sports betting. Of course, the city of Oakland hasn't given up on efforts to keep the team there and has offered the Raiders $1.3 billion in financing toward a new stadium.