Chargers reportedly will stay in San Diego in 2013


The San Diego Chargers are staying put for at least one more season.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday the team informed San Diego Mayor Bob Filner that it will not exercise its right to move to a different city in 2013 nor apply to relocate to Los Angeles, a long-rumored destination for the franchise.

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

The terms of the Chargers' current lease allows them to negotiate and potentially relocate their franchise each season without fear of legal retribution from the city of San Diego as long as scheduled bond payments are made toward aging Qualcomm Stadium.

The news is good for Chargers fans in the region, but this will remain a recurring issue until the team gets a new facility in San Diego -- or receives an offer it can refuse someplace else.

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