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Chargers Will Stay in San Diego for the 2016 Season

They said "stay," and they just may.
Screenshot taken from the Chargers official Facebook page.

Chargers owner Dean A. Spanos announced he has decided to keep the team in San Diego for the 2016 season, in order to buy some time for a long-term stadium solution.

Spanos released a statement to the Chargers official Facebook page, stating, "This has been our home for 55 years and I want to keep the team here and provide the world-class stadium experience you deserve."

Earlier in the day, the Rams and the Chargers reached an agreement in principle to share a stadium in Inglewood, but it appears that Spanos is looking to find a way to keep the Chargers in San Diego on a more permanent basis.

MORE: Chargers owner Dean Spanos says he hopes to find a "long term" stadium solution in San Diego.
— Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) January 29, 2016

According to the LA Times,

The Chargers have until Jan. 15, 2017, to exercise a one-year option to move to L.A.
The team can ask for the option be extended one year if voters approve public financing for a stadium in San Diego.

The news will warm more than a few San Diegan hearts.