Alliance to field team in San Diego

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Professional football will be returning to San Diego.

The Alliance of American Football announced Tuesday that San Diego will be the site of the sixth franchise when the league debuts in February.

The yet-to-be named club will play at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium, the former Qualcomm Stadium that was the home of the Chargers. The Chargers departed San Diego after the 2016 season.

The San Diego contingent joins Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix in the new league.

Former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz is expected to coach the team, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Martz guided the Rams to great heights with a record-setting statistical output in 1999 with quarterback Kurt Warner at the helm.

Other Alliance coaches are Steve Spurrier (Orlando), Mike Singletary (Memphis), Brad Childress (Atlanta), Dennis Erickson (Salt Lake City) and Rick Neuheisel (Phoenix).