The San Diego Chargers reportedly have told the City of San Diego they will not be exercising their option to leave Qualcomm Stadium for the 2013 season.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was expected to make the announcement in a speech Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Chargers' lease has an out-clause that them to discuss a move or relocate to other cities without the threat of a lawsuit. They must declare their intentions after each season.
The Chargers have been mentioned as one of the candidates to move to Los Angeles and eventually play in a downtown domed stadium. This decision precludes that for next season.
"For more than a decade the Chargers have done everything possible to find a stadium solution in San Diego, and we are going to continue to work hard in 2013 with the new mayor and city council," Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani said.