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By Chargers Tickets Staff Writer A.L
San Diego Chargers History
The San Diego Chargers can trace their lineage all the way back to August of 1959, when a hotel executive named Barron Hilton met with representatives from five other cities to discuss a proposed football league, which later became known as the American Football League (AFL). The AFL officially began in 1960 and was composed of eight teams: the Hilton’s Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos, Dallas Texans, Oakland Raiders, New York Titans, Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills and the Boston Patriots.
After moving to San Diego in 1961, the Chargers played for nine more years in the AFL. The historic Balboa Stadium was expanded to a capacity of 34,000 to accommodate the Chargers, before they moved into a new 60,835-seat stadium – now called Qualcomm Stadium – in 1967.
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The American Football League and the National Football League merged before the 1970 season started, and in 34 years since then, the Chargers have made ten trips to the playoffs and four appearances in the AFC Championship game. At the end of the 1994 season, the Chargers made it to Super Bowl XXIX but lost to the San Francisco 49ers 49-26.
The Chargers have six players and one coach featured in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio: wide receiver Lance Alworth, quarterback Dan Fouts, head coach/general manager Sid Gillman, wide receiver Charlie Joiner, offensive lineman Ron Mix, tight end Kellen Winslow and defensive end Fred Dean.
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In all, the San Diego Chargers developed into one of the true glamour teams from early on and remained high-scoring, crowd-pleasing juggernauts that won divisional championships five of the AFL’s first six years. Today the San Diego Chargers continue to win the hearts of fans across the nation, breaking records and delivering jaw-dropping performances each season they play. Order your San Diego Chargers football tickets today to see the magic for yourself!