Los Angeles Chargers
Founded: August 14, 1959
Team Owner: Dean Spanos
Head Coach: Brandon Staley
Team Icon: Junior Seau
Fight Songs: Los Angeles Super Chargers
NFL Championships: 1963
Stadium: SoFi Stadium (2020-present)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1960), Balboa Stadium (1961–66), Qualcomm Stadium (1967–2016), Dignity Health Sports Park (2017–2019)
This team started out in 1960 as the Los Angeles Chargers of the new AFL. A "name-the-team" contest resulted in the nickname of this squad to
be Chargers. Rumor has it that the owner, Barron Hilton, opened a letter from the contest that contained the name Chargers and liked it so much he didn't
bother opening any of the other submissions.
Unfortunately for Hilton and his new team, attendance was horrible during their first year in Los Angeles where they had a hard time getting
over 10,000 fans in the stands. The next year the team moved to San Diego and enjoyed better attendance as well as team success winning the AFL title in
only their third year. Fast-forward to 2017 and the Chargers relocated back to their birthplace of Los Angeles to join the also recently relocated Rams. Like the two New York (New Jersey) teams, the two Los Angeles teams play in the same building - SoFi Stadium.
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