The hope that the Chargers will stay in San Diego seems to be hanging on by a thread. 

On Friday, Chargers counsel Mark Fabiani went on The Mighty 1080 AM radio show and confirmed that when the application window opens in January, the team will file for relocation to Los Angeles. "At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file," he said. "Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County."

"As you know, 25 percent of our season-ticket business comes from those markets. So we have to be able to protect those markets. That's why as a last resort we went out and created the certain option we now have in Los Angeles,"  Fabiani said. "And if everything is moving ahead, we're not going to be standing on the sidelines and watching everything go by. We've got to stay in the game to protect the future of the franchise."

There is a slim chance that the Bolts could stay in San Diego, however, it would involve the city's residents working out a deal to get a stadium built themselves. 

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[via Pro Football Talk]