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Chargers to stay in San Diego in 2016; possibly long-term

The focus is back on San Diego.

Friday afternoon, the Chargers announced they will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season -- and possibly, forever.

In this statement from Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos, the team said it has "reached an agreement" to join the Rams in Inglewood, but has decided to give San Diego another try in hopes of finding a long-term solution:

Dear Chargers Fans,
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.
I have met with Mayor Faulconer and Supervisor 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.  
This has been our home for 55 years, and I want to keep the team here and provide the world-class stadium experience you deserve. 
Everyone on both sides of the table in San Diego must now determine the best next steps and how to deploy the additional resources provided by the NFL.
I am committed to looking at this with a fresh perspective and new sense of possibility.
With deep appreciation for your years of support,
Dean A. Spanos
Chairman
The Chargers can still move to Inglewood in 2017, should a solution not be reached in San Diego.

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