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By Liz Alper
January 28, 2016 (San Diego) - For Chargers fans, the vivid nightmare is becoming a reality.
The Chargers say that they haven't completely decided on relocation, but they have confirmed that they have submitted plans to the city of Santa Ana, Calif., for a practice facility and possibly for a team headquarters, 10 News reports.
Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani released this statement to 10 News:
"This week the Chargers submitted grading and landscape plans for approval by the City of Santa Ana. The plans are for a five-acre parcel in Santa Ana that would be the location of the team’s interim headquarters and training facilities in the event the team exercises its option to relocate to the Los Angeles area. The Chargers were granted the right to relocate to Los Angeles by vote of the NFL's ownership on January 12, 2016. The franchise is continuing to review all of its options, and no final decision on relocation has been made. It was necessary for the team to submit the grading and landscape plans now because of the long lead time necessary to secure land use approvals and to prepare the natural grass practice fields in time for the team's offseason workout schedule."
As with everything in this soap opera, the timing of this announcement is very suspicious; the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the University of Southern California Trojans football team plays their home games, is considering allowing two National Football League teams to share the stadium temporarily.  USC's current lease only allows for one NFL team, which is, for now, the Rams, who will play their home games at the Coliseum until the mega-stadium that Stan Kroenke has planned is finished.
Fans, imaginably, aren't happy. "My hometown of Santa Ana is Raider Land," one Bolts fan tweeted.
The question still remains whether this will all be over soon, or whether it will drag on for another year.  

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