San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Denis Poroy
December 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers will be staying at Qualcomm Stadium for at least another year.

Mark Fabiani, special counsel to Chargers President Dean Spanos, said in a statement Tuesday night that the team will not exercise its lease termination clause before next season and will continue to work to get a new facility built in San Diego. He noted that 2015 will be the team's 14th year working to get a new stadium in San Diego.

The Chargers have announced their return each year since 2007. The team says they need a new stadium to stay financially competitive with other franchises.

The announcement is a blow to the NFL hopes of Los Angeles, which is looking to lure a team back to the city.

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