The Chargers ink tentative deal for Costa Mesa office complex

The Hive in Costa Mesa
The Hive in Costa Mesa

The Chargers have inked a tentative deal to lease 101,831 square feet at a Costa Mesa office campus in anticipation of a move to Los Angeles, the O.C. Register reported.

The team has confirmed that it will lease space at the Hive at at 3333 South Susan Street, as well as 3.2 nearby acres for its headquarters and training facilities, if it relocates from San Diego to a new L.A. stadium built by Rams owner Stan Kroenke in Inglewood.

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The Hive, owned by Foster City-based SteelWave and Goldman Sachs, is a Class A creative office campus comprising three newly-constructed buildings across 180,207 square feet. The Chargers have also applied for permits in Costa Mesa to develop practice fields on an adjacent parcel of land.

Team owner Dean Spanos isn’t slated to make a final decision on the move until Jan. 15, but the lease deal may signal that a move is more likely than not.

If Kroenke chooses to remain in San Diego, the Raiders would then have the option to play in the L.A. stadium. [O.C. Register]Katherine Clarke