Updated: Apr 6, 2022
When the Chargers moved to Los Angeles in 2017 from their 50-year home in San Diego, fans and observers alike struggled to grasp the reasons--and the significance--of the transition. Theories were many: some suggested the move was prompted by the team's ownership being financially underwater. Others claimed the Spanos family was all wet. Still others saw the move as a necessary transformation--a hydrating rebirth.