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San Diego Chargers and Mayor Faulconer have reached a consensus for a Stadium vote in November 2016


San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers and Mayor Faulconer have reached a consensus for a Stadium vote in November 2016 according to Mark Fabiani-Special Consultant to the San Diego Chargers in an interview with Ben Higgins and Chris Ello on Xtra Sports 1360 this morning. 

It had previously been reported in an article by UT- San Diego’s Mark Walker that the San Diego Chargers were focusing their efforts for a new Chargers stadium on a proposition that would replace Qualcomm Stadium and be up for a San Diego countywide vote in 2016.

Walker states in the report that the stadium would cost an estimate of $1 billion, with the San Diego Chargers and its investment partners contributing $400 million, the National Football League loaning the Chargers $200 million. The issue that faces both sides still is where the remaining $400 million needed would come from. 

The Chargers for years have stated that they would not consider building a new stadium at the Mission Valley Qualcomm site, but due to the many challenges the Chargers have faced at other possible sites and the new found stability with Mayor Kevin Faulconer have lead to the Chargers reconsidering the site. The Chargers still state that that a multi-use downtown stadium near Petco Park is their top preference, but continue to be open to all possibilities.

In the report San Diego political consultant John Dadian explained to the UT- San Diego’s Mark Walker  that a countywide vote is the best option.

“The Chargers are a regional asset and including the entire county is smart.”

Dadian believes that while the city of San Diego has a strong opposition that isn’t in favor of spending money on sports stadiums, he believes overall that the county of San Diego would overrule the detractors of a new stadium and get a new stadium proposal approved.

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  • Loco Bravo

    This vote was to take place in 2012, now in 2016. A new stadium in San Diego is NOT going to happen. If it ever does, What all the rah rah fans do not realize is the cost of tickets will be out of reach for the everyday fan. The prices have already reached their maximum point of affordability.
    Personal seat license fees are what the Chargers ownership is looking for, more revenue. A new stadium will not make the Bolts play any better, nor will moving to another city. The city of San Diego is 2.3 billion in the red for an under payment on the pension plan. Add in broken water pipes (every week) and all the pot holes that go unfixed, the citizens of San Diego will never vote in favor for a new stadium. The NFL is imploding with over priced seats and venues need to be smaller as the game moves to pay per view and other innovative ways to collect the fans money. A down town stadium takes away a big part of the San Diego fans experience and that is tailgating. The Bolts should put their four hundred million into renovation of Qualcomm and be happy they still have some loyal fans after thirty plus years of mismanagement by the Spanos family.