After weeks and months of speculation, Dean Spanos made it official today when the letter below was tweeted out. The San Diego Chargers are no more and, as of next season, the team will be the Los Angeles Chargers.
While his letter doesn’t specifically address where the team will play its games before the Los Angeles Rams complete construction of their Inglewood stadium, it has been widely reported that the team will spend the next two seasons playing their home games in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s StubHub Center in Carson, California. It would be the smallest stadium used by any team in the NFL by a wide margin.
In addition to announcing the relocation, the team updated their Twitter avatar to represent a new team logo: an L and an A, crossed together similar to how the Los Angeles Dodgers logo looks, with the bottom-half of the L looking more like a lightning bolt. After some speculation that the team would leave the “Chargers” moniker behind, it appears they’re ready to take it with them to L.A.