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Report: Rams, Chargers finalizing deal to share Inglewood stadium

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://www.thescore.com/news/939659

    Representatives of the Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers started work Monday to finalize a deal that would see the Chargers move to Los Angeles to share the Rams' new stadium, CBS Sports' Jason La Canforareports.

    The NFL is monitoring talks and is prepared to act as a mediator if necessary, La Canfora adds.

    When the NFL approved the Rams' move from St. Louis, it stipulated the Chargers have one year to reach a deal to join them.

    According to La Canfora, it likely won't take a year for the situation to be resolved. A deal could come as soon as this week.
     
  2. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Good riddance!
     
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  3. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    Crud!...That would mean I will have to buy new caps and a new license plate holder.
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you already have your mind made up so why are you still here?
     
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  5. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Here is the way I see it. Season ticket holders are going to be asked around the middle of February to renew their season tickets, with the deadline to make the first payment around February 27th.
    Spanos on the other hand, has until roughly the middle of March to either commit to the deal in Inglewood for this upcoming season or to hold off for another 11 months before he truly has to make a decision to move or stay in SD.

    If a season ticket holder commits their money to that first payment, and Spanos pulls the plug in mid-March, can we get our money back?

    It seems that no matter what happens, Spanos is too chicken to commit to anything, much less trying to inform the team's fans of his true intentions. What are we to do? Pay for this season, or say Hell Nawww!??
     
  6. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I would like to imagine that if in the scenario you provide your first payment and then they decide they're going to go to LA that if they don't offer the money back (which it'd be a stupid business decision to not to considering they're hoping to maintain San Diego fan loyalty...) then the law would be on your side in a class action lawsuit to give it back.

    The only thing I can see them maybe trying to pull, (but I doubt they'd be that dumb), is trying to say that that is your first payment on season tickets in LA. But I wouldn't see that argument flying in a class action.
     
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  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    ^^^ It's really the whole "not knowing" what they are going to do next thing that bugs me the most. If I know that my team is staying in San Diego, there's no contest. I'm paying. If ownership is trying to pull a fast one and get committals knowing full well that they aren't staying, then we are going to have a major problem.
     
  8. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    Freedom of speech!
     
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  9. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    I am expecting an invoice right after the Super Bowl to renew my seats...somewhere (TBD) I just drove past Inglewood this weekend on the way home from vacation. There is no way in hell I am making that drive on a Sunday. I want to know where the seats will be before I spend a nickel. (...and the temporary site is no milk run either)
     
  10. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    ^^^ You need an armored car just to drive through that neighborhood. Hmmm. "Hello, Uber?"
     
  11. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    Fixed it for you!!!
     
  12. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    "Finalize a deal".......I f*cken hate when scare words are used like that.......it should of said their lawyers had a meeting.....that's it.....they just talked.....there's no F'n "deal" being done at this point.....f*cken media sucks *ss.....:poop:
     
  13. HollywoodLeo

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    That extends to my right to ask him why he's still here posting on a fan forum of a team he's apparently given up on.

    So long as the government isn't responding to his post asking him to come with them so they can escort him to jail for making the post the 1st Amendment is irrelevant to this discussion.
     
  14. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Shhhhhh....... the black helicopters will hear you! :eek:
     
  15. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Lipstick on pig doesn't pretty up Bolts-L.A.
    By Tom Krasovic | Jan. 19, 2016
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    A person walks by the San Diego Chargers advanced ticket windows that are closed at Qualcomm Stadium. It isn't known if the Chargers will call San Diego home in the 2016 season. — Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune

    Scott Reid of the Orange County Register reports that Chargers owner Dean Spanos and Rams owner Stan Kroenke were to begin formal negotiations Monday on a potential partnership in Inglewood.

    Kroenke said two teams would own the planned stadium through a separate stadium company. The stadium entity, likely a limited liability company, would be responsible for the financing and construction of the stadium and related facilities.

    How to pay for the $2.66-billion project?

    Revenues from stadium naming rights, other sponsorships, the teams’ G-4 loans and personal seat licenses would be applied to the cost of the stadium. The teams’ share of the remaining stadium funding would be in proportion to their ownership interests.

    My take: The Oakland Raiders would generate far more revenues in L.A. than the Chargers would. The Raiders, who used to play in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, provided Southern California its only Super Bowl champion to date and still move the needle in greater Los Angeles.

    The details on the financing remain general, and it's not clear who would bear the large costs of maintaining the massive stadium. An expert on stadium financing predicts Inglewood will bear significant costs, short and long term.

    ESPN sports business analyst Darren Rovell said the NFL's play for L.A. is fraught with huge risks and challenges. Rovell notes that Kroenke, the NFL's second-wealthiest owner, is worth $14 billion and could withstand an investment gone bad. As for the chances of success on the crowded L.A. sports scene, Rovell is pessimistic.

    It's a crazy move. It's not the natural that everyone is saying it is.

    Rovell is adamant that Kroenke will not align with the Chargers in Los Angeles.

    Because he is putting that much money on the line, the idea that he's going to share the stadium with the Chargers makes no sense at all.

    The analyst, in addition to noting several familiar hurdles to thriving in L.A., notes that spending three years in the cavernous Los Angeles Coliseum is a troublesome prospect for any team. Not only will short-term sales suffer, but the experience could hurt chances of a long-term buy-in from fans and sponsors "because you allow people to sample the product for three years before you make them make a commitment."

    He also cited an ongoing plummet elsewhere in the market for season tickets and personal seat licenses, about one-third of which go to ticket brokers who've bathed in red ink. The Atlanta Falcons, he said, "cannot sell a ticket to save their lives" for a new stadium that's now being built.

    My take: Expect Kroenke and Spanos to reach some sort of agreement, but on a pact that can be undone at the 11th hour. It's in the League's best interest to put pressure on San Diego City Hall and voters here.

    As the Blog has said for the last 12 months, it's not clear that a move to Los Angeles would make sense for the Chargers. No matter how much lipstick is put on the pig -- and the NFL and its media applied Costco-sized quantities to the Carson porker -- joining up with Kroenke in Inglewood looks like a dubious move. That is, unless a sale of the team lurks down the road.

    My take: Before they go too far down the road on a stadium proposal, San Diego leaders should resolve to seek only a stadium project that's a clear win for the city. Otherwise, why bother? The stakes and costs are too high, such deals too complicated to aim for merely an OK result. Mayor Kevin Faulconer's hired guns must vet not only short- but long-term costs, a complicated task that will run up a tab.

    San Diego city and county officials, in a term letter set to the NFL, have offered to pay $350 billion for a new stadium. A non-profit group's study concluded, however, that nearly $1 billion in San Diego public money would go to construction and maintenance. As it is, the city of San Diego still owes about $50 million on bonds used to renovate the stadium for the NFL. In light of the wasteful ticket guarantee with the Chargers and the current sweetheart lease for the team, City Hall doesn't need St. Louis' struggles as a reminder: when bargaining with the NFL, good intentions aren't enough to protect public finances.
     
  16. SDRaiderH8er

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    YES! If they took the money and ran, the lawsuits would surely follow.His lawyers fees would be through the roof.
     
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  17. SDRaiderH8er

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    If they put it up for a vote, its going to fail!
     
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    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    You seem quite tense Bollywood. I sympathize with you though, we've lost too many great performing artists in this Jan of 2016 :mad:
     
  19. HollywoodLeo

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    I'm not sure how you can tell mood over text, lol
     
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    It's his feminine intuition. ;)
     
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  21. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    huh? :roflmao:

    I am here because it's an emotional roller coaster breaking up! ;) :inlove:
     
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  22. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    "Finalize" a deal? Doubtful. At this point I'm going to ignore any type of news as Deano is clearly playing both sides here. Here's the statement that was released yesterday:

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