Chargers not breaking their lease

The San Diego Chargers announced that they won't be breaking their stadium lease, remaining in place at least through the 2012 season. The Chargers hold an option allowing them to break it prior to 2020 and move to a different venue. At this point, they don't have a better option, including Los Angeles. That could change in the future, though, if the Chargers aren't given a new stadium.

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Chargers Owner Dean Spanos issued the following statement today:

"The City of San Diego and the Chargers continue to work closely together to explore publicly acceptable ways to build a Super Bowl-quality stadium on the bus maintenance yard site in the East Village of downtown San Diego. To give this ongoing process every chance to succeed, the Chargers have announced that the team will not trigger the lease's termination clause in 2012. Both the Mayor's Office and the Chargers look forward to continuing their joint efforts to build a multi-use stadium that will benefit the entire region."

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