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Last Chance for a Stadium By John Lynch

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Sydalish, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sydalish

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    Last Chance for a Stadium By John Lynch

    It’s the bottom of the ninth, overtime in football, and the last lap of a relay.

    As the City of Industry plows forward with their multi-billion dollar stadium and development, the City of San Diego continues to be the “gang that can’t shoot straight” in terms of securing a new stadium. Most San Diegans say the City is broke, so it cannot build a stadium.

    WRONG. The City of San Diego has what it takes to build a new stadium, it owns tons and tons of land that is currently being underutilized. What has been, and continues to be missing is leadership. And, at this very late time in the game the Mayor literally will have to get out front and lead all parties to the building of a new stadium.

    You see... I still believe in capitalism and public-private partnerships that can achieve the impossible in cites all over America and the world.

    If I were Mayor, I would call a summit with the Port district, City of Chula Vista, labor leaders, and several private developers. The 10th avenue Marine terminal remains the most underutilized , desired, and developable property in America. I would announce that we are going to build a combination of a convention center expansion, 75,000 seat super bowl stadium, sports arena , two major hotels and two major high rise residential buildings, and a west coast NFL interactive center. I then would announce that as part of the plan a new world class port would be built in Chula Vista. It would create hundreds and hundreds of more new jobs and aspire to be the number 1 port on the west coast.

    So how do you pay for it? The City/Port contributes the 10th ave site and offers access to bond financing to build the stadium/convention center combo. The private developers would be responsible to build all and service debt.

    And once all of this was complete, the City could sell the Qualcomm and Sport Arena sites for hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars for the City. What does San Diego get out of this? Billions in a capital infusion, millions in annual new tax revenue, a world class stadium that will provide a vehicle for world wide promotion of the tourism business in San Diego, an expansion of its convention center and the region builds the top port in the world and a window to the far east trade.

    The City secures all of this and a real fix to its economic woes and what does it give up. It gives up land it should not be owning anyway.

    All this takes is: vision and leadership. It takes a Mayor with a set of huevos, who wills this to happen and who will lead us to the promised land.

    Mayor Jerry, why not let this be your legacy? Alternatively, I will join John Hawkins and expand his fleet of Cloud 9 Shuttles and utilize the shuttles to take San Diegans up to the City of Industry for Charger games. It’s the bottom of the ninth.
     
  2. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    The best chance at a stadium that replaced Qualcomm was shot down by the SD City Council several years ago, thanks to Donna "Leatherface" Frye and her cohorts.

    Instead, she talked about putting a park where the current stadium is located. A non revenue-generating park.

    This was before Jerry Sanders.
     
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    Is that really necessary?

    the writer losses all credibility when I see that crap in an article

    imo

    :tdown:
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

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    yep

    lost me on that one as well

    inb4 politcal shitfest
     
  5. Skuzzlebutt

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    Agreed. I don't know if I agree or disagree with the statement, but it has no place in this article. Unfortunatly, that is par for the course for John Lynch and many others in media who believe there can be no middle ground.
     
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  7. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    If you're gonna remove all posts with political references in them, then remove the main article to the politics forum, since that's really what this stadium issue is about, LOCAL POLITICS.

    just saying
     
  8. Sydalish

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    Just an FYI guys - it's not really an article so much as an OpEd from John Lynch, the guy who owns 1090 posted on the 1090 website - I just thought it was interesting and stadium related and would give us something to talk about.

    If the political stuff is an issue I understand moving it, but aside from that one statement I think there are some valid points worth our consideration.
     
  9. in_a_days

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    I'd rather give ya'll the benefit of the doubt and a shot and talking about the Chargers. It's just as relevant to the team as to politics. But it only takes a couple of people to politicize it, in which case I will have to heed your advice.
     
  10. Ride The Lightning

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    Well let's see, 3 of us have already pointed out the BLATANT "OMG SOCIALISM" quote.
     
  11. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    c'mon i still have [​IMG] for this thread
     
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    ok-i removed that statement from the original post. hopefully problem solved? :D
     
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    I thought the city already tried the 10th ave. thing. The voters shot it down.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    you should remove that crap too, that pic is really gonna set off a shitstorm

    (but i did lol)

    in b4 OMG black jesus, ect.
     
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    there was a lot of misleading negative press about that initiative put out before the vote - the whole thing was very rushed anyway but revamping the 10th ave terminal is still a viable option. just not that particular plan with the deck and all that.

    ultimately the idea is to take the area and restructure how things are set-up so 1. it would work more efficiently while keeping existing business there 2. allow for new business to be brought in as well. i dont have the info avail now b/c i'm at work but there was also a bit about expanding the cruise ship docking so we could get more of that business to the city as well.
     
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    I think there are some good ideas in what was written, and they should be explored and maybe even pushed. But the way he makes it sound is that its simply a matter of making it happen. Just pull the level and make it happen, what's the hold up?!?

    This is not a simple problem (as few political problems are) and it is frustrating when someone makes them out to be a simple solution (as many annoying people do) which everyone should be thrilled about.
     
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    I would also think the federal government might have some say into how that area is utilized. With all the navy stuff in and around that area

    :icon_shrug:
     
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    Navy was on board with restructuring the area to be better utilized last I heard. :icon_shrug:

    Trust me - issues are w/port commission and their "agenda"
     
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    Please, please, please somewhere in SD or Oceanside not LA area. The traffic to LA is TERRIBLE. LA would completely change the Chargers, too. I love the SAN DIEGO Chargers.:flag:
     
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    Voters didn't shoot it down, the port authority did.
     
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    This thread has [​IMG] not hope...

    I'm sure my spin will get dumped unlike the others before me...
     
  24. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I don't know what to think this new socialist president or the former Nazi president, they both made good point's cept one jump the gun. :icon_shrug: Get a damn stadium for my Bolt's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:icon_evil:
     
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    It was voted on and it did lose. But, the port authority sent out a lot of misinformation including hiring a developer who said that it couldn't be done.
     
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    Oh it's not crap. I agree 100% with the writer.:tup:
     
  27. foober

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    just my opinion. But stadiums and their ballyhoo are over rated. Its liike idiots in their fancy expensive cars. So what. They aren't any better than clunkers that get you where your going. Their just there for looks. Just play the game in an already built high school stadium. Most of the money comes from t.v. revenue anyway.
     
  28. Aggieman

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    Was this just a jab at the Packers' model? The stadium, and it's metal bleachers that have caused injury to more than one person during the winter months, and the team in general is wholly owned by the people of Green Bay. They still have management of course but pleasing the owners, the residents, is a tenant of their front office. In that case, no I want none of that for the Bolts. I'm sure Alex Spanos and SD county would agree.
     
  29. Lightning

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    I know that the majority of people don't want to see the Chargers leave S.D. but the City of Industry already settled their lawsuit with the surrounding city of Walnut. They have passed every vote put to them where their stadium proposal in concerned and it is actually in a good location...not "L.A."

    Do i want them to be in S.D., of course! but i am sick and tired of the humongous joke it has been in Diego trying to get this done.
     
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    There are other teams in trouble in respective regions including the Jaguars .. So, I think the City of Industry has a long way to go.

    Also, if this guy can lure a NFL team, what sort of stake is he going to be looking for? I can't imagine that the Spanos's want to relinquish too much of the team control.
     

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