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Chargers Pitch New Downtown San Diego Stadium Plan, But Will Keep Eye On LA
CBSLA.com) ^ | February 21, 2014 11:20 PM

Posted on 02/23/2014 6:51:13 PM PST by BenLurkin

SAN DIEGO (CBSLA.com) — Under the newly elected San Diego mayor, the Chargers have proposed an $800 to $900 million stadium plan in downtown San Diego, just east of Petco Park.

Kevin Faulconer, who will be sworn in March 3, said he will attempt to work in good faith to get a stadium deal for the Chargers inside the city as long as it doesn’t milk the taxpayers.

Although efforts of keeping the Chargers in San Diego are a top priority, Mark Fabiani, special counsel to the Chargers’ president, said they will keep a close eye on Los Angeles.

“We have always kept our focus in San Diego to try and get something done here,” Fabiani told ESPN.

“But at the same time, we have to be cognizant of the fact that if three-quarters of the owners were to allow a team to move to Los Angeles, it would devastate us economically,” he continued. “It would be catastrophic for the team financially if the league were to allow another team to go into the Los Angeles market and wipe out 30 percent of our premium sales.”

On Jan. 30, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke got Fabiani’s attention after he purchased a 60-acre lot in Inglewood, next to Hollywood Park, that is large enough to build a stadium.

There are already two other NFL stadium proposals in Los Angeles: Farmers Field in downtown Los Angeles, next to Staples Center, and another in the City of Industry, led by LA Kings co-owner Ed Roski.

On Feb. 3, the Chargers announced they will not terminate their year-to-year lease with Qualcomm Stadium.

In 2013, only one Bolt game was blacked out due to the NFL’s TV sellout policy.


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1 posted on 02/23/2014 6:51:13 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I think this whole thing about various stadiums, football teams, city guvmints, construction, etc. is more about corruption than anything else.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 6:56:27 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: BenLurkin

The Chargers will find a way to lose regardless where they play.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 6:59:32 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Kevmo

I think the Rams returning to LA is a done deal. Just a matter of “when.”


4 posted on 02/23/2014 6:59:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

St.Louis not good enough for them?


5 posted on 02/23/2014 7:00:37 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: BenLurkin
In 2013, only one Bolt game was blacked out due to the NFL’s TV sellout policy.

Yet, each week before a home game, the local radio station would beg and plead the listeners to buy tickets.

6 posted on 02/23/2014 7:01:48 PM PST by TaxPayer2000
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To: BenLurkin

The Murph is getting old.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 7:02:39 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: darkangel82

St. Louis nice market with extended metro area population 2.8 million. Los Angeles metro area population 20 million. Which market would you prefer?


8 posted on 02/23/2014 7:11:03 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: BenLurkin

Guess he’s got everything in hand....


9 posted on 02/23/2014 7:12:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BenLurkin

They should talk to the folks in Atlanta where we’ve become experts at building and blowing up sports venues, so we can build more on the same spots at taxpayer expense. At least it helps bankroll the crooked fatcat politicians.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 7:12:36 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: BenLurkin

The NFL should stay out of LA. We already have two fine football teams—the Occidental College Tigers and the USC Trojans.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 7:22:08 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/fighton.wav

jk


12 posted on 02/23/2014 7:35:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is obvious extortion by the owners’ group. Still, if they build a new stadium, I’ll go.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 7:45:44 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: BenLurkin

Pay for your own crap


14 posted on 02/23/2014 7:51:38 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Kevmo

You and me both.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 8:08:22 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: GeronL

In L.A. broadcast TV shows games featuring San Diego, Oakland, and San Francisco, 6 teams every weekend. So who needs a team with a physical presence in Los Angeles?


16 posted on 02/23/2014 8:12:06 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: GSWarrior

I disagree , the Murph is way overdeveloped and modern to host what........12 professional football games a year.

Hopefully the citizens of San Diego(of which I am one) will refuse to play the NFL extortion game.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 8:15:24 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: MichaelCorleone

How can we combat it?

Moving 2nd level football teams into the old stadiums? Protesting against perceived corruption without proof? Seeking and exposing the proof? Throwing up our hands in exasperation?


18 posted on 02/23/2014 8:18:35 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: BenLurkin

Not having a team in Los Angeles and having every team wanting a stadium threaten to move there has been far more profitable to the NFL than actually having a team there. What city would bend the taxpayers over to pay for a new stadium when a team threatens to move to Portland, Oregon (the next largest metro area without a team nearby)?


19 posted on 02/23/2014 9:27:52 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: BenLurkin

They can build their own stadium or get the hell out of town!


20 posted on 02/23/2014 9:35:19 PM PST by dalereed
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To: faithhopecharity

Yet they have not been able to hold onto an NFL franchise...EVER! There is either a lack of interest or simply too many other distractions for a successful franchise.

The Raiders found that a move back to Oakland with a franchise in SF a subway ride away was preferable to staying in LA.

I have no idea why LA is that way. It seems that it is simply not an NFL type of place. Very strange.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 12:20:09 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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