The Chargers are staying in San Diego for at least another season.
Owner Dean Spanos said Monday that the franchise will not exercise its right to move for at least another year, allowing more time for efforts to build a downtown stadium. Spanos and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said in a joint statement that they will work closely to try to make that happen.
"The City of San Diego and the Chargers continue to work closely together to explore publicly acceptable ways to build a Super Bowl-quality stadium on the bus maintenance yard site in the East Village of downtown San Diego," the statement reads.
"To give this ongoing process every chance to succeed, the Chargers have announced that the team will not trigger the lease's termination clause in 2012. Both the Mayor's Office and the Chargers look forward to continuing their joint efforts to build a multi-use stadium that will benefit the entire region."