Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers aren’t moving to Los Angeles or anywhere else — at least not for another year. Newly elected Mayor Bob Filner said in his first State of the City address Tuesday night that the Chargers will not opt out of their lease at Qualcomm Stadium in 2013, nor will they file an application to explore a move to Los Angeles. Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani later confirmed the decisions. “We informed Mayor Filner that we would not be exercising our lease’s termination clause in 2013, nor would we be filing an application with the NFL to relocate to Los Angeles in 2013,” Fabiani told The Associated Press in an email. The announcement, coming on the same day the Chargers introduced new coach Mike McCoy, was expected despite empty seats, TV blackouts, falling revenue and thus-far failed efforts toward a new downtown stadium. The move is a blow to the NFL hopes of Los Angeles, which is looking to lure a team to town immediately but has no realistic suitors with Anschutz Entertainment Group, the company behind the proposed Farmers Field in downtown L.A., up for sale. The Chargers were at the top of many lists of likely L.A. franchises given their proximity and stadium struggles. Filner gave no particulars on his stadium plans, saying only that he looks forward to working with the team and keeping the Chargers in San Diego. “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that our Bolts don’t bolt,” Filner said. The team will revisit the decision in 2014. Each year through 2020, the Chargers can announce intentions to leave San Diego on condition they pay off bonds that were sold to expand Qualcomm Stadium in 1997. “We have been working for more than 10 years, doing everything possible to find a permanent stadium solution here in San Diego,” Fabiani said, “and we are going to continue that work.”
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler could revive QB's career

Rob Gronkowski jokes about Tom Brady saying he's grown up

Rajon Rondo traded to Mavs for three players, picks

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Washington Post has perfect description for Titans-Jaguars

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

Urban Meyer says Tim Tebow still wants to play in the NFL

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

Chris Christie defends being a Cowboys fan

Celtics co-owner: 2024 Olympics would be 'boon for Beantown'

Five most underpaid NFL players of 2014 season

Extremely rare set of Air Jordan 7s selling for $45,000

Five reasons why Alabama will win College Football Playoff

Hugh Freeze proud of Ole Miss’ record 2.57 team GPA

Youngstown St. addresses Bo Pelini's profanity-laced rant

It's been almost 40 years since NFL's last untelevised game

The NHL has finally fined a player for diving

Ben Roethlisberger: Le’Veon Bell is having an MVP season

Jim Harbaugh comments on the reported offer from Michigan

Michael Jordan's college Converse shoes sell for $33,387

Week 16 NFL game watchability rankings

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Andrew Hawkins, other athletes gain support for social statement attire

NBA's most underrated players

Michael Vick nearly debt-free

Dolphins CB rips Brady's career plans

Biggest winners of the MLB offseason

Brian Billick owns Browns fan

Pelini has profane words for Nebraska AD

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.