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San Diego Chargers Target Santa Ana for HQ, Training Fields

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/sports/San-Diego-Chargers-Santa-Ana-Property-366902851.html

    The San Diego Chargers released a statement Thursday announcing plans for an interim headquarters and practice facility in Santa Ana in the event they move to Los Angeles.

    The NFL has installed a March 23 deadline for the Bolts to make their decision so the league can finalize schedules and all the other business of getting ready for the 2016 season.


    Negotiations between the San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams have halted. The two teams have been trying to come to an agreement on a move that would allow the Chargers to join the Rams in their new NFL stadium in Inglewood.

    Here is the team's full statement:

    "This week the Chargers submitted grading and landscape plans for approval by the City of Santa Ana. The plans are for a five-acre parcel in Santa Ana that would be the location of the team’s interim headquarters and training facilities in the event the team exercises its option to relocate to the Los Angeles area. The Chargers were granted the right to relocate to Los Angeles by vote of the NFL’s ownership on January 12, 2016. The franchise is continuing to review all of its options, and no final decision on relocation has been made. It was necessary for the team to submit the grading and landscape plans now because of the long lead time necessary to secure land use approvals and to prepare the natural grass practice fields in time for the team’s offseason workout schedule."

    When asked if the team has entered into a lease-purchase agreement for the land, Chargers Special Counsel Mark Fabiani told NBC 7 there would be no details released regarding the transaction.
     
  2. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    One step closer towards the new "San Diego Raiders". Who would have ever thought it would come down to this?
     
  3. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    The City of San Diego owns that facility on Murphy Canyon and they can excuse the Chargers out of that dump of a facility! I think that it was a prudent move on the part of the Chargers to secure their own new and modern training facilities.

    Slightly off track, but once the Chargers leave SD, the City ought not panic to try to make a deal with another NFL team at any cost in order to save face! They will be better off in the long run to develop that MV site for the Aztecs and also to carve up a niche for the City and the County by delving into commercial development of the site in addition to the collegiate athletic programs for the Aztecs. I think that route will inflict less financial burden on the City with more upside for financial gains and revenue streams.
     
  4. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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  5. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    ^^^ casting for the second sequel to a popular old movie? ;)
     
  6. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Don't even need to change the haircut. ;)
     
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  7. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    Imagine the fun you could have with that mug if the Raiders moved to the City and if you were interested in doing OGDT graphics for the San Diego Raiders on the new forum, probably to be named Raiders Swag ;)
     
  8. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    @LATimesfarmer A 5-acre practice facility in today's NFL? Are they planning on playing 8-man?
     
  9. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Sounds about as good idea as putting a stadium on a toxic dump in Carson!

    #buffoonspanosfamily
     
  10. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    They effectively have been!

    #whyfixwhatisbroken
     

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