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City of Industry

Discussion in 'American Football' started by MasterOfPuppets, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

    Aug 8, 2006
    What do you guys make of this? (sorry if already posted)

    LA Times

    two observations :
    1) what's with the link (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-super-bowl-raiders27-2009jan27,0,1620166.column :icon_shrug:
    2) nice update on the photo caption "Chargers equipment manager Kevin Duddy transports a load of equipment this summer in Carson, the team's training camp home the last two years." :icon_huh:
  2. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

    Aug 20, 2006
    The economy's in the shiitter, so naturally they have to expand their marketing efforts to reach more people.

    "The bottom line is Los Angeles and Orange County are two of the most lucrative markets in the world," said Mark Fabiani, the team's point man on stadium issues. "There's no NFL team in those markets, and there's no reason the Chargers can't pursue those areas in these difficult economic times."

    Looks to me like they're gonna pound the market with advertising and try to sell more tickets. I didn't see him saying anything about actually moving there.

    I think San Diego will end up keeping 'em. They just need an influx of outsiders to fill the seats too.
  3. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

    Nov 11, 2007
    It makes just as much sense for them to market in LA/OC if they stay in SD than if they leave. It's a huge market and there is no team to take advantage of it save for maybe the Raiders, who suck Donkey peen.


    I still don't think they'll go to Roski's stadium, doesn't make fiscal sense for the Spanos family. I'm holding out hope that the CV bayfront site is the answer or that by sme miracle we get a downtown San Diego bayfront/port location.
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006
    With the way San Diego is acting, I cant blame them if they are working on a move.
  5. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats The fight for LA is over....LA lost.

    Jul 24, 2008
    This isn't going to cause me to push the panic button...of course the local TV people are speculating to beat the band. They are the only pro team in the region...and they are a winning franchise at this point.

    We will see if Chula Vista can get something together or maybe the city of San Diego can figure out something going forward. They may still have to relocate in the future...but I sure hope not!

    Stay Chargers!!!!!
  6. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

    Aug 3, 2006
    San Diego dropped Aguirre like a used kleenex and the feud with the Chargers probably had a lot to do with his defeat, considering the number of Charger fans who were put off by him. California has gone broke and the cities will soon be even worse off than they are now. Any deal with the Chargers would have turned into a deflated souffle´, given what's happened with the economy in general and the credit markets in particular. Roski's finances have had to have taken a beating since he's in real estate, and especially if he was invested with Madoff. No stories about that, but Madoff was like some fungus that was everywhere. Roski also lost his bid to redirect city development money to subsidize part of the project. It appears that this is just another marketing gambit for a team that might be losing some local season ticket people and maybe some box owners for various reasons. There are other teams in the running that the NFL would rather relocate over San Diego.

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

    Oct 13, 2006
    Good point but invoices have not been sent out for season ticket holders yet and if there are any cancellations, they have a waiting list. Though ALL teams are going to struggle with the possible exception of teams like Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Steelers, and any other that has been sold out for several decades.
  8. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2006

    For the phuquing 1000th time, LA will not support the Chargers.

    LA did not support the Raiders, and LA did not support the Rams!
  9. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

    Feb 14, 2007
    Yeah what is the deal with you people? :lol:
  10. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

    Feb 14, 2007
    Posted by Aaron Wilson on January 27, 2009, 8:14 a.m.

    In the latest chapter of the never-ending saga of the NFL potentially returning to Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers have hired an L.A. marketing firm, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Although the article by Sam Farmer described the hiring of Wasserman Media Group as a move to promote the Chargers in L.A. and Orange County, it also notes that the transaction will probably be interpreted by many as an NFL franchise testing the waters for a possible move to the nation’s second-largest market.

    Los Angeles hasn’t had a team to call its own since the Raiders and Rams left town following the 1994 season.

    “The bottom line is Los Angeles and Orange County are two of the most lucrative markets in the world,” Mark Fabiani, who leads the Chargers’ efforts on stadium issues, told the Times. ”There’s no NFL team in those markets, and there’s no reason the Chargers can’t pursue those areas in these difficult economic times.”

    Per the article, the Chargers have clashed with local officials for the past seven years in their efforts to get a new stadium built. And the team’s three-month window to move the franchise starts ticking Sunday, which happens to be the the same day as Super Bowl XLIII.

    According to the team’s lease arrangement with the city of San Diego, that chance to relocate the team will continue to open for three months annually at this time of year.

    Meanwhile, the city of San Diego is prevented from seeking legal remedies against the Chargers or the league to stop a move if it’s compensated with a $56 million termination fee that will shrink each year.

    (Random Ron Burgundy line goes here: Great Odin’s raven! By the way, I bet the Anchorman loved the Chargers’ groovy fight song.)

    Whether it’s saber-rattling or not, the Chargers seem determined to explore their options after spending $10 million to look into potential new stadium sites in Chula Vista in San Diego County.

    “We’re definitely a lot closer to the end of this process than the beginning,” Fabiani said. ”This is not a process that can go on forever.”

    When it comes to possibly packing up and moving, the Chargers seem to be poised to bolt ahead of the Oakland Raiders and the Minnesota Vikings because they’re both contractually bound to their respective cities through the 2011 season.

    Even if a team wants to move, there are unresolved stadium issues in Southern California. The latest stadium proposal on the table is Ed Roski’s idea to build a stadium in the small town of Industry, Calif.

    There’s also talk about a possible L.A. Super Bowl.

    “I would be open-minded,” Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Bryan Glazer said. ”We have to see the situation in L.A. at the time, the potential for solving the situation there. .. I think it’s more important to have a team in L.A., whether it’s the 49th or the 53rd Super Bowl. That’s the bigger issue.”

    While there are a ton of thorny issues involved here, there’s also a lot of potential money to be made if the NFL ever returns to Los Angeles. And that’s why this conversation never seems to die.

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