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Old Posted Jan 12, 2017, 4:12 AM
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Sources: Chargers plan to announce move from San Diego to Los Angeles

The Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday that they are moving to Los Angeles, ending a 55-year stint with San Diego and returning to their birthplace, league sources said Wednesday.

The Chargers played their inaugural season in Los Angeles in 1960 before moving to San Diego in 1961.

The Chargers have notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and other league owners of their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, sources said.

But as one league source cautioned Wednesday night, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos had yet to send a formal relocation letter to the NFL or notify public officials in Los Angeles or San Diego of the team's move, or even tell the members of the San Diego organization about his plans. The source insisted nothing is final.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2017, 2:28 AM
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Chargers to Relocate to Los Angeles

Dean Spanos, Chairman of the Chargers, announced this morning that the team is relocating to Los Angeles and will begin the 2017 NFL season as the Los Angeles Chargers.

As this announcement was made by Spanos, the team launched www.FightforLA.com, a website that allows fans to place a fully refundable $100 deposit on season tickets for the 2017 season. Current Chargers Season Ticket Members will maintain their priority status and are not required to make a deposit.

THIS ISN'T ANY CITY. THIS IS LOS ANGELES.

LA IS PEOPLE AND PLACES AND PASSION AND PRIDE.
ANY RESPECT GIVEN, MUST BE EARNED.

YOU SHOW UP WITH A DREAM.
THEN WORK HARD TO MAKE IT COME TRUE.

SO, WE FIGHT.
EVERY PRACTICE.
EVERY PLAY.
EVERY SINGLE INCH.
ON EVERY FIELD.
IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD.
FOR ALL OF LA.

WE WEAR LA ON OUR CHEST.
WE FIGHT FOR IT WITH OUR HEART.

FIGHT FOR LA.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2017, 3:46 AM
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Chargers to Relocate to Los Angeles

“We have a plan in place,” Spanos said. “There’s a tremendous amount of competition. My plan right now is to get ingratiated in the community. We want to be part of L.A.”

“I’m human like anybody else,” said Spanos, who plans to live in Los Angeles. “I have emotions. I’ve lived half my life there [in San Diego], and we were a significant part of that community not only on the field but off the field. It’s the emotion of the fans. To be expected.”

Spanos planned to attend a Kings game Thursday night, and meet Friday with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, followed by a welcome dinner hosted by Lakers co-owner and President Jeanie Buss.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la...111-story.html

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STATEMENT: MAYOR GARCETTI ON CHARGERS MOVING TO LOS ANGELES

“Los Angeles is one of the world’s great sports towns. Championship teams and iconic athletes aren’t just memories here — they are legends woven into the fabric of our history. Today, we welcome an important part of that history back with the Chargers returning to Los Angeles.

“L.A. already has more visitors than ever before. The Chargers will make our NFL tradition even richer, and give sports fans everywhere one more reason to be in Los Angeles. I congratulate Dean Spanos and the entire Chargers organization, and look forward to the extraordinary contributions they will make to our entire region.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti
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Dean Spanos feels moving Chargers to LA was only choice

“There’s regret in not being able to come to a solution that would have kept us in San Diego, absolutely,” Spanos said. “But at the same time, there’s an incredible opportunity for us in Los Angeles. It’s going to be a challenge, it’s up to us to compete and take advantage and put a product on the field Los Angeles can be proud of. But we are up to that challenge and my family and I are incredibly excited about getting started.”

“Nobody wants that,” Spanos said.

“I’d given it 15 years,” Spanos said. “There was so much uncertainty, so many unknowns on three different public funding sources that all would have been subject to a vote. At then end of the day, there were too many obstacles to overcome.”

“There’s resolution. There’s certainty. There’s approval.” Spanos said.

“And there’s peace of mind in that,” Spanos said.

“We have a plan in place we believe in. ” Spanos said. “It will be a process. There will be difficulties. We understand everything has to be earned and not given. But we also know if we put a good team on the field and give Los Angeles a product to be proud of, we will succeed.

“And it’s not just on the field. My family and I can’t wait to become part of the community. The whole family is coming down, and we’re so excited about becoming Angelenos. It’s an exciting time. It’ll be competitive. We understand that and accept it. We’ll have to fight hard for everything we get. But that’s exactly what we plan to do.”
http://www.sgvtribune.com/sports/201...as-only-choice
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FAA approves Inglewood stadium that Rams, Chargers will share

The $2.6 billion stadium the Rams and Chargers will share in Inglewood took another step forward Friday when the Federal Aviation Administration approved the project after a lengthy review.

The agency had been concerned the structure — the centerpiece of Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s 298-acre sports and entertainment district — could interfere with radar at nearby Los Angeles International Airport.

As part of a long-expected deal with the FAA, the developers will pay $29 million to install a secondary radar system at LAX to resolve the issue.

“As a result of the agreement, the FAA is able to issue a determination that the stadium will not pose a hazard to navigable airspace or affect the flow of aircraft into LAX,” the agency said in a statement.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...113-story.html
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LA 2024 could announce Opening and Closing Ceremonies plans for Inglewood stadium next week

Los Angeles 2024 officials could formally announce as early as next week their opening and closing ceremonies plans for the $2.66 billion stadium being built in Inglewood by Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

LA 2024 officials will submit their venue plan to the Los Angeles City Council before filing Stage III documents with the International Olympic Committee Feb. 3.

A Los Angeles City Council committee on the Los Angeles bid approved a memorandum of understanding between the city and the bid committee requires Los Angeles city approval of venue changes outside the city. The full council is expected to approve the MOU next week.
http://www.sgvtribune.com/events/201...dium-next-week
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L.A. organizers propose linked, simultaneous Olympic ceremonies for Coliseum, Inglewood stadium

As LA 2024 officials finalize their bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to Southern California, they have faced a difficult choice regarding the location of the opening and closing ceremonies.

The Coliseum offers a sense of history and has the backing of L.A. City Council members eager to keep the Games’ premiere events within city limits.

In documents to be submitted to the International Olympic Committee early next month, bid leaders describe simultaneous, linked ceremonies that begin at one venue and conclude at the other.

“Hosting Olympic ceremonies across two stadiums has never been done,” Gene Sykes, the chief executive of LA 2024, said in a statement. “But L.A.’s wealth of stadiums and technology mean we can think about ‘What's next?’ instead of just asking what has been done before.”
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How the 2024 Olympics Could Show Off LA's Natural Beauty

Get ready for archery in Inglewood, mountain biking in Bonelli Park in San Dimas, and fencing, swimming, show jumping, and pistol shooting in the StubHub Center in Carson — or at least, that's what the 2024 Los Angeles Olympic Bid Committee is hoping for.

The committee announced their plan for the sports to be held at the three venues Tuesday, underscoring their pledge to host the competition in locations that are already built or planned for non-Olympic construction.

"LA 2024 has the luxury of selecting the finest existing arenas in LA — and not building new ones from scratch," Casey Wasserman, the bid chairman, said in a statement.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/multime...410993335.html
http://www.insidethegames.biz/articl...s-for-olympics
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2017, 2:38 AM
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Los Angeles deserves to have the olympics (again). LA proves itself to be a real international super- city, unlike the city up north which pretends it is international but is actually very provincial and fuddy duddy. You should have heard the uproar over the possibility of SF being an olympic city a few years ago. I think it was the day everyone forgot to take their blood pressure meds. And just recently, with the Lucas museum losing out to LA, the bay area populace is basically celebrating it. SF is a city to go to sip wine and go to bed at 9pm. I wish SF could be as exciting and less stick up the ass like LA, but, it is what it is. LA seems to be on a roll lately!
As a native 4th gen. Californian, I am rooting for LA in 2024
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Rams and Chargers 'need each other' to thrive in L.A.

And so, on Wednesday, in what seemed like a symbolic gesture of his ambitions, Demoff stood behind the lectern and talked about welcoming the Chargers with "great pleasure." He said the two will "work hand in hand," urged the Chargers to help the Rams' efforts in the community and mentioned his hope that the two teams will face each other in Super Bowl LV in 2021, which will be played at the facility that will soon house both teams.

"What's best for the NFL, what's best for the Rams, is to make this a passionate football market," Demoff said after the ceremony. "And having two successful teams that consistently compete for NFC and AFC championships will go a long way toward determining our success. For us to be successful, we need the Chargers to be successful. For them to be successful, they need us to be successful. That symbiotic relationship will be what comes to define us. I want people to look back on this partnership years from now and say it's a model in how two teams can come to a market and work together."

Asked why he believes these two teams can succeed in this market, Goodell said: "Because it's a great market. It's the second-largest market in the country and the entertainment capital of the world. We have millions of fans here, and we've had two teams in the market before, and we're building an extraordinary stadium."

"We need each other," Demoff said. "That's the way you have to approach it. This isn't about who's going to be more popular, who's going to be more successful. It's about how we deliver this for the other 30 NFL owners. When we stood up in Houston, we delivered our project, we said this isn't a one-team stadium or a two-team stadium; it's a 32-team NFL campus. That hasn't changed. Today it's still a two-team NFL campus that now, collectively, Stan, Dean and the organizations need to make come to life."
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles...-thrive-in-l-a
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Los Angeles 2024 chairman admits awarding two Olympics together is "an interesting concept"

Los Angeles 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman has claimed the idea of awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Lima in September "is an interesting concept".

The IOC has been actively investigating the possibility of awarding Paris the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles 2028 at its Session in Lima on September 13.

Earlier this month, Los Angeles and the United States Olympic Committee claimed they have no interest in bidding for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games if they are not awarded the 2024 edition.

But they have not ruled out the possibility of hosting the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics if they are awarded them without having to bid again.

"We have been clear on this point," Wasserman said during a live question and answer session on Facebook today.
http://www.insidethegames.biz/index....esting-concept
http://la.curbed.com/2014/5/2/101058...-2024-olympics
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LA city council unanimously approves Olympics host city contract
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Los Angeles deserves to have the olympics (again). LA proves itself to be a real international super- city, unlike the city up north which pretends it is international but is actually very provincial and fuddy duddy. You should have heard the uproar over the possibility of SF being an olympic city a few years ago. I think it was the day everyone forgot to take their blood pressure meds. And just recently, with the Lucas museum losing out to LA, the bay area populace is basically celebrating it. SF is a city to go to sip wine and go to bed at 9pm. I wish SF could be as exciting and less stick up the ass like LA, but, it is what it is. LA seems to be on a roll lately!
As a native 4th gen. Californian, I am rooting for LA in 2024
Uh that's a load. The reason that SF didn't want the Games is that it didn't see it as a good return on investment. More hassle than it's worth really. The Bay Area is far more compact and the impact would be far greater than in LA. And the infrastructure created there would not have been as beneficial to adaptation for future uses as it will in LA. Nonetheless there were many in the SFBA that supported it. The Olympics is sports married with show-business so it's perfect for LA. SF just has a different culture. You don't need to belittle one to embrace the other. Also I wouldn't say people were rejoicing about not getting the Lucas museum. Mostly they didn't care either way.

I wouldn't mind if LA has the Olympics again but only if the city can get infrastructure improvements that will service generations to come.
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It seems almost a surefire bet LA will be awarded either the 2024 or 2028 Olympics in duel wins for both Paris and LA. (Both LA and Paris have arguably the 2 strongest bids ever given in bidding history).

Some important details are that the purple line extension, if fast tracked, would still be finished just a few months before the games, cutting it very close. Wilshire Blvd is prehistorically important, so I'd imaging even more delays than predicted, as it's often the case. (The Academy museum was just delayed for recent discoveries)



And the LA to SF portion of HSR would be done in 2029. If prioritized for the Olympics, I wonder if it would be possible to speed it in time for the 2028 games.
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