According to Fred Roggin of NBC 4 Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers will likely soon be the Los Angeles Chargers after having their lease agreement with the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California approved.
Yesterday, news came out that Dean Spanos and the Chargers ownership would be requesting a debt waiver from the NFL to allow them to take a loan out to pay for part of their relocation fee. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the fee is $650 million and that the owners have also approved the Chargers’ request.
We’re still waiting for the NFL owners to approve an actual move to Los Angeles for the Chargers, but without an intervention by Roger Goodell (who works for the same owners that just approved this deal), it would appear that this could be the end of the San Diego Chargers.
Next up on the team’s checklist, after getting the move approved, would be finding a stadium to host its home games in Los Angeles for the upcoming season, with the Inglewood stadium expected to open before the 2018 NFL season begins.