Los Angeles Chargers Gaining Ground And Breaking Ground With The Beginning Of Construction Work On Their New $276 Million L.A. Headquarters

Published 05/20/2022, 6:30 PM EDT
Dec 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) looks on prior to a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters

NFL franchise Los Angeles Chargers have taken another significant step in establishing their presence in LA in 2022. The franchise recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking on the 14-acre site in El Segundo, California, a major move to set up their base. The planned site will serve as the Chargers’ new training facility along with their corporate headquarters.

The financing of the project was done by Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, which arranged $276 million in construction costs. It will be a state-of-the-art project with all the best amenities catering to the players and coaching staff. The space will include a rooftop hospitality club, a 3,100-foot media center, and eSports gaming and content studios.

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Ever since leaving San Diego in 2017, the Chargers have been trying to find a way to set their roots in LA. They will be looking to create their legacy in the city while escaping the shadow cast by the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams. The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2024 and will replace its temporary headquarters in Costa Mesa.

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With the construction underway, the optimism seems to be high in the Chargers camp, with owner Dean Spanos stating, “It’s been five years in the making. We finally have our home for the future. This is our home now.” It could also be a game-changer for the franchise to become a more alluring destination for free agents. While they have made moves this offseason, franchise QB Justin Herbert believes it to be a significant investment.

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Among both the Los Angeles-based NFL franchises, it will be the Chargers drawing first blood with a permanent training complex. The Rams continue to work out of temporary trailers at the spartan training complex built on the campus of California Lutheran University.

However, Chargers owner Spanos denies having any rivalry with their cross-town rivals in their progressive move.

Dec 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers Mike Williams (81) intercepts a pass against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

The Chargers fans will be looking forward to seeing their team play in their practice facility in the coming seasons. The 2022 NFL campaign will provide the opportunity for Herbert and the Chargers in sending their message of intent to the entire league.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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