The Chargers announced tonight that they will not terminate their lease at Qualcomm Stadium for 2015.
“On February 1st of every year since 2007, the Chargers have been eligible to terminate the team’s lease for Qualcomm Stadium. And each year since 2007, the Chargers have announced that the team will not exercise the termination clause and instead continue to work toward a permanent stadium solution in San Diego.
Today, the Chargers are making the same announcement that the team has made each year since 2007: The team will not be exercising the lease termination clause and will keep working to find a publicly acceptable way to build a Super-Bowl quality stadium in San Diego. Calendar year 2015 will constitute the team’s fourteenth year of work on a San Diego stadium solution,” read the statement from Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani.
With the Bolts staying in San Diego through next season (at least), that eliminates one team in the 2015 race to Los Angeles. The Rams and Raiders could still potentially make the leap, though with each passing day it sounds less and less likely that any team will relocate to L.A. in time for the 2015 season. Last night, Peter King of The MMQB echoed similar thoughts, terming an L.A. launch “unlikely” in ’15.