Published: Thu, November 07, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Could The LA Chargers Become Europe's NFL Franchise?

Could The LA Chargers Become Europe's NFL Franchise?

"The Athletic has learned through NFL sources that the possibility of the Chargers moving to London has been broached among league personnel". We're playing in Los Angeles.

Late Monday night, there was a damning report about the National Football League considering taking its overseas relationship with London to the next step by possibly moving the Los Angeles Chargers there, according to a report from The Athletic's Vincent Bonsignore. The team moved from its longtime home in San Diego to play at the 27,000-seat Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., which has basically served as an intimate destination venue for visiting fans.

"If you want me to say it again, I'll say it again", he continued. The team is playing its home games at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles until construction on SoFi Stadium, the facility they will share with the Rams, is complete.

Coach Anthony Lynn said there wasn't anything to the report, and quarterback Philip Rivers had no comment Tuesday.

The NFL has long eyed overseas expansion and played a slate of four games in London during the 2019 season.

They have two pivotal AFC West games coming up before a Week 12 bye: Thursday against the Oakland Raiders and the following Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chargers started their season slow, but they have won their last two games against formidable foes, and their defense is stepping up big time. Jaguars owner Shad Khan also own Fulham.

"We are fully committed and focused on Los Angeles", Spanos was quoted by The Athletic as saying recently, "and look forward to continuing to build our fan base as we transition to our new stadium".

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