San Diego Chargers fans can rejoice……for now! The team announced yesterday that they will remain in San Diego for the 2016 season and they will continue to work with the city on a new stadium. They did however agree on a plan with the owner of the newly minted Los Angeles Rams to still possibly move to LA for 2017 and share the stadium.


Charges owner Dean Spanos delivered the news in a message to Chargers fans posted on the team’s website.

“Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long term in a new stadium,” he said.

“I have met with Mayor [Kevin] Faulconer and Supervisor [Ron] Roberts and I look forward to working closely with them and the business community to resolve our stadium dilemma. We have an option and an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to go to Inglewood in the next year, but my focus is on San Diego.”

The announcement is great news for the fans. The team was already pretty much under the assumption that this past season was their last in San Diego and the final home game was very emotional for players and fans alike. Now they know they at least have another year and could possibly stay forever if they can get a new stadium worked out.

Quarterback Phillip Rivers was fired up about the news.

I know this has been an emotional ride for many with all the uncertainty, but I hope everyone respects and understands to an extent what an owner and team has to do for the organization,” the quarterback told Chargers.com. “I know this has been a roller coaster, and as a player, I focus on what I can control. But hopefully the fans as a community won’t get caught up in all that has happened and can get fired up for a 56th season in San Diego. Hopefully they can get fired up about being a part of this community for another year, and hopefully many more.”

Fans got what they wanted and now they better show up this season so the owner can see how strong the support is.