COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos is emphatically denying reports that his franchise and the NFL are looking into relocating the team to London.
“We’re not going to London. We’re not going anywhere. We’re playing in Los Angeles,” Spanos said Tuesday. “This is our home, and this is where we are planning to be for a long (expletive) time. Period.”
The Athletic reported Monday night that the Chargers have been discussed by the league as a possible option to relocate to London because of the team’s struggles to build a fan base in Los Angeles. The Chargers are in their third season in LA after Spanos moved the team from its longtime San Diego home, and they play in the league’s smallest stadium — the 27,000-seat Dignity Health Sports Park