The Wall Street Journal: San Diego Chargers make their move to Los Angeles official

After two decades of arguing that the league didn’t need Los Angeles, the NFL is doubling down on Tinseltown.

The San Diego Chargers on Thursday said the team is heading up the coast to Los Angeles, the country’s second-biggest market and a city that only last year welcomed the Rams from St. Louis. The move caused an outpouring of grief in San Diego, where the team was based for 55 years, and capped a tumultuous 12 months for the NFL in which three of its franchises either moved or took steps to do so.

In a big gamble, the NFL has now tethered the futures of two struggling franchises to the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area that previously failed to support professional football and features a bevy of other entertainment options.

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