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Report: Chargers won't relocate to Los Angeles in 2013

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

The Chargers, because of an out clause in their stadium lease with the city of San Diego and their California location, are always viewed as a prime target for relocation to Los Angeles. But they reportedly won't be moving in 2013.

Sam Farmar of the Los Angeles Times reports that the team informed San Diego Mayor Bob Filner that they won't exercise their option to leave Qualcomm Stadium in advance of 2013.

According to Farmar, Filner will announce the news during a speech on Tuesday evening.

It's believed by many that the Chargers would prefer to stay in San Diego all things considered equal, and Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani told Farmar as much.

“For more than a decade the Chargers have done everything possible to find a stadium solution in San Diego, and we are going to continue to work hard in 2013 with the new mayor and city council," Fabiani said.

It's still possible that a different NFL team could relocate to Los Angeles for the 2013 season, of course. But it certainly doesn't seem likely.

Making such a move would require playing a year in the Rose Bowl or Coliseum for at least a season during stadium construction, which isn't exactly the most ideal circumstances for an established NFL franchise.

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