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SD files plan with the NFL to build new stadium on current site

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Concudan, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006

    SAN DIEGO -- City of San Diego officials Wednesday submitted to the National Football League its proposal for building a new stadium and keeping the Chargers.

    According to the mayor's office, the plan going to the NFL will not contain any new offers by the city and county of San Diego that haven't been discussed with league executives and owners already. The league set today as a deadline for cities in danger of losing their teams to propose plans to retain them.

    READ: San Diego's full proposal

    The proposal is for a $1.1 billion stadium on the Qualcomm site in Mission Valley, with the public bearing one-third of the cost. The plan calls for the team to chip in $362.5 million and the NFL $200 million. Another $187.5 million would be raised by selling personal seat licenses.

    While the financing package does not envision tax increases, both government officials and the Chargers have called for a public vote to ratify their plans, should the two sides reach agreement for the team to stay in San Diego.

    In a statement, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday:

    "San Diego has been a great NFL city for more than 50 years and we have put together a fair and viable stadium proposal to keep the Chargers here for years to come. This report captures the passion San Diego fans have for their home team and everything we've done to show that San Diego is the only true home of the Chargers. San Diego has an excellent stadium proposal and is a fantastic market that nobody should want to leave."
    Recently, the NFL has termed such a vote an "uncertainty" that dims the city's prospects for keeping the team after 55 years.

    Officials in St. Louis on Monday transmitted a detailed proposal for a new stadium to the NFL in a bid to keep the Rams, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Oakland will not submit a plan for keeping the Raiders.

    The Chargers, Raiders and Rams also face an upcoming deadline -- applications to move to the potentially lucrative Los Angeles market are du Monday, according to the NFL.

    League owners will then meet Jan. 12-13 in Houston to go over the various proposals, and could begin to make decisions on which team, or teams, go and which ones stay.

    The Chargers have sought a replacement for aging Qualcomm Stadium – a quest stymied by the city's once-poor financial condition, the recession, and a dearth of suitable locations.

    In February, the Chargers announced that they acquired land in Carson in southern Los Angeles County to build a stadium in conjunction with the Raiders, if things haven't worked out in their home cities
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  2. Eat My Boltage

    Eat My Boltage Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Hope they get their **** together soon.
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  3. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

    Aug 19, 2008
    I just heard on the radio through Ernie Martinez from one of the local sports/news stations that the Rams are entertaining the possibility of moving to San Diego if the Chargers bolt to L.A. Again, only words, and it is not known who may have started this, but Ernie is a reputable reporter. Just saying...
  4. English

    English @tonywaters

    Feb 1, 2008
    If they intended to do so, shouldn't they already have submitted the proposal to Goodell & Co? Am not really sure how these things need to progress in order to happen.
  5. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

    Aug 14, 2006
    So what I gather from this is...

    The Rams can afford their own stadium, and have a history in LA.

    The Raiders can't afford one on their own, their city refuses to even consider it, so they have no other options but to move. They also have some history in LA including a SB win.

    And our Chargers are just making a money grab, burning bridges in the process in an attempt to keep up with the other two teams who have far more convincing arguments.
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  6. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    San Diego can submit as many proposals as it bloody well wants but if the team wants to move there's no chance of the city keeping the team.

    And I'd have a very hard time buying that the Rams would go to San Diego. Given the history and the hard-on that Kronke has to move the Rams back to LA it would be insane for them to move to San Diego. I'd sooner believe that the San Diego Raiders would be a possibility.
  7. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

    May 7, 2011
    Let's not forget the fact that Kroenke had already purchased Hollywood Park and construction of "something" has already started in ernest in contrast to the landfill in Carson with not even one stick in the ground!

    For some people the idea of Raiders making a new Home in SD is both absurd and abhorrent but it is more realistic than Rams in San Diego. The Rams always had a bigger footprint in the LA basin than these other two chickensh*t franchises owned by tweedledum & tweedledee!
  8. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

    Aug 8, 2006
    Absurd no, abhorrent definetely
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