Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Chargers view a potential move to Los Angeles as “increasingly inevitable.”
According to La Canfora, the Chargers almost resigned to the fact that the November ballot initiative for a new downtown stadium in San Diego won’t go in their favor, which could leave a move to Los Angeles as inevitable.
The team would need a two-thirds majority in favor of the stadium-funding referendum, but La Canfora says that this would come as a shock to ownership.
If the vote goes against them as expected, La Canfora believes the Chargers would have basically have no recourse but to leave and exercise their option to join the Rams in L.A.
La Canfora’s source said that the Chargers would play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018 while Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood stadium is built. Although, La Canfora admits that the Chargers could also play at the StubHub Center, in nearby Carson, depending on what they want to do.
“It’s pretty cut and dry,” an official tells La Canfora. “There is no unknown solution waiting to surface.”
There’s still a remote chance that the Raiders could end up in L.A. if the Chargers turn down the option. However, La Canfora says that the NFL does not want the Raiders in L.A.
We’ll have more regarding the Chargers and their stadium options as the news is available.