LOS ANGELES — The San Diego Chargers will remain in San Diego for at least one more season.
The franchise was given a one-year option to determine if it wants to make a deal to share a stadium with the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, a city in central Los Angeles County.
Though they struck an agreement in principle with the Rams, Chargers owner Dean Spanos said on Friday in a letter to fans that he plans to double-down on efforts to find a solution in San Diego, and will play there in 2016.
The NFL owners nixed a proposal by the Chargers and the Oakland Raiders in January to build a joint stadium in Carson, about 10 miles south of Los Angeles, favoring Rams owner Stan Kroenke's well-financed bid to move from St. Louis.
If the Chargers opt not to move to L.A., then the Raiders will get the next shot at the co-locating in the Rams' stadium.
Both teams were also offered $100 million by the NFL to build new stadiums in their current cities. They can also use $200 million in construction loans from the NFL toward their respective stadiums.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos said in a letter to fans posted on the Chargers website that he has met with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and County Supervisor Ron Roberts about moving forward on plans for a stadium there.
Spanos hedged his bets, however.
"We have an option and an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to go to Inglewood in the next year, but my focus is on San Diego," Spanos said in his letter.
He added that he is committed to looking at San Diego stadium options "with a fresh perspective and new sense of possibility."
California stadium shuffle talk has also moved east to Las Vegas.
Raiders owner Mark Davis met with casino owner Sheldon Adelson Friday about his proposal to build a $1 billion indoor stadium near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.
Adelson's proposal, in the early concept stages, also involves Majestic Realty, a Los Angeles area firm that tried for several years to woo an NFL team to a stadium proposed in Industry, Calif., 40 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
The developers are also in talks with UNLV about its college football team using the stadium.