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Dean Spanos Moving to Los Angeles

Posted by Betonline Team on 1/17/2017 12:00:41 AM
Dean Spanos Moving to Los Angeles

Dean Spanos is the most hated man in San Diego because he is moving the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles in a stadium he doesn’t own and must share with the Los Angeles Rams.

It is a bad move. It is a dumb move, but Spanos didn’t get the money he wanted from San Diego taxpayers, so he is moving his team north to a city that does not embrace him and is showing signs they don’t even want him.

But this is the landscape of the NFL. Rich owners hold communities hostage by threatening to leave if they don’t get the money they want to have others build stadiums for them.

San Diego said “See ya. Go and move out of town.”

The shame is this community supported this man and the Chargers for 56 years.

He isn’t the only one making moves in the league. The Rams recently moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles because their owner could not get the deal he wanted. The Oakland Raider could be moving to Los Vegas. Other teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings threatened to move also.

The Chargers revealed a new lightning bolt logo that will be used for marketing but won’t appear on the uniform.

“After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles beginning with the 2017 season,” Spanos wrote in a letter. “San Diego has been our home for 56 years. It will always be part of our identity, and my family and I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the support and passion our fans have shared with us over the years. But today, we turn the page and begin an exciting new era as the Los Angeles Chargers.”

The team played its inaugural season in Los Angeles but moved to San Diego in 1961. The Chargers played in the dated Qualcomm Stadium and wanted an updated facility to play in. They will eventually share a $1.5 billion facility that the Rams own when it opens in 2019.

Next year they will play in 30,000-seat StubHub Center. The Chargers must also pay a $650 million relocation fee.

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