It's official, the San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles.
Team owner and Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos announced the decision in a letter that was posted to the teams Twitter account Thursday morning.
“After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles,” the letter read.
News of the move was first leaked Wednesday when a person with person said to have direct knowledge of the situation informed media outlets that Spanos had already notified National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell of the move.
In the letter, Spanos also said the team must “earn the respect and support of Los Angeles football fans” and “get back to winning.”
The team also launched FightforLA.com, which allows fans to place a refundable $100 deposit on season tickets for the 2017 season, now scheduled to be played at StubHub Center in Carson.
“The experience for our fans at StubHub Center will be fun and entertaining, and every seat will feel close to the action,” said A.G. Spanos, president of business operations for the Chargers. “This is a unique opportunity to see NFL action in such an intimate setting."
The move comes one year after the Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles, with plans to build a brand new stadium in Inglewood prior to the 2019 season.
After two season in Carson, The Chargers plan to join the rams in the new stadium.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a statement following the announcement.
"The Chargers will make our NFL tradition even richer, and give sports fans everywhere one more reason to be in Los Angeles. I congratulate Dean Spanos and the entire Chargers organization, and look forward to the extraordinary contributions they will make to our entire region,” part of Garcetti's statement read.
The NFL also took to Twitter Thursday morning to reveal the team's new logo, which is very similar to the Los Angeles Dodgers logo, but with a lightning bolt.