The LA Galaxy will have a sister tenant, and one who happens to come from royalty.
Late last night NFL reporter Adam Schefter dropped a bombshell when he revealed the San Diego Chargers were planning to relocate to Los Angeles, a tweet which was later verified by Taylor Twellman.
Confirming this report of @AdamSchefter while adding @StubHubCenter is a very very strong possibility for relocation in LA https://t.co/uFPRsxfVPF— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) January 12, 2017
This morning, the Chargers just released a statement officially announcing the recloation to Los Angeles, which includes plans to move into the Rams’ state-of-the-art open air stadium in Hollywood Park when completed.
In the meantime however, the Los Angeles Chargers will play the 2017 and 2018 NFL seasons at the StubHub Center. The newly created website FightForLA.com provides a few details about the stadium, promising an intimate 30,000 seat capacity including 3,000 premium seats, 46 suites and 16 cabanas.
What to make of the move? On the one hand, its rather amazing news: For the first time ever, a MLS team (and stadium) will act as the landlord for an NFL franchise. My, how the tables have turned.
On the other hand, there are lots of questions. Can the playing surface stay intact without being compromised? Can the Chargers co-exist with the Galaxy organization? Even though AEG owns the building and calls the shots, will scheduling conflicts arise? We shall see.