Chargers to stay in San Diego next season

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the San Diego Chargers will be staying put in Qualcomm Stadium for 2012, and won't exercise an out clause contained in its lease.

The Chargers' lease at Qualcomm doesn't expire until 2020, but each year the team has a clause it can exercise that allows it to look around and negotiate with other cities, if it sees fit. In other words, if and when a stadium is ready for play in Los Angeles, it sounds as if the Bolts can simply bolt if they want to.

The Chargers say their main objective to land a new stadium in San Diego and remain there rather than return to their original home of L.A. or anywhere else for that matter.

“We will continue to work closely with the mayor on developing the East Village bus maintenance site in downtown San Diego,” said Mark Fabiani, the Chargers general counsel, who is in charge of stadium development.

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