When the issue of relocating the Chargers from San Diego arises, the two-word city that always gets mentioned is the city where the franchise was founded: Los Angeles.
But if the Bolts decided to bolt their current home, the Governor of Texas would be interested in having them swap the “Diego” for “Antonio.”
Rick Perry recently addressed with U-T San Diego the possibility of the Chargers moving to the Alamodome.
“You’d have to ask the Spanos family,” Perry said. “Dean is a good friend and I would be lying if I didn’t tell you, come to Texas and we would love to have their athletic club there. But there’s a family whose been there forever. If it gets so difficult for them to be able to operate, that’s always an option, but again you’d have to ask them. I have no indication that the Chargers are going to be coming to Texas anytime soon.”
The Chargers have an annual window within which they can break their lease at Qualcomm Stadium, for a price that drops every year. The Chargers already have informed San Diego that they won’t be leaving in 2013.But the suitability of the stadium coupled with an inability to sell all of the tickets to the team’s home games has made San Diego a challenging venue.