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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 09:09 AM

San Diego Now Looking To Build TWO New Stadiums

San Diego Now Looking To Build TWO New Stadiums
The Chargers finally have their new Downtown Stadium plan to a point where they can unveil to the public. According to sources close to the process the Bolts will make their grand presentation early next week, either Tuesday, 3/29 or Wednesday, 3/30, so they can start the clock on their quest to get a new initiative on the November ballot.
The Bolts will likely be trying to push through a so-called “Convadium,” a new stadium combined with a convention center expansion in the East Village. If they are successful they would leave vacant the current Mission Valley site that houses Qualcomm Stadium. Here, as the saying goes, is where the plot thickens.
Chargers Special Counsel Mark Fabiani has said the Bolts will be working with other business entities, among them JMI Realty. You may recall JMI is part of the business empire of former Padres owner John Moores, who is also a benefactor of San Diego State University (the Moores family made a large contribution to the school to build Tony Gwynn Stadium).
SDSU has voiced an interest in potentially developing the Mission Valley site if it ever became available. Apparently somebody knows something that the rest of us don’t know because in an interesting bit of timing, JMI Realty has already set up an event to reveal its plans for a new SDSU West Campus that will include a brand new, “boutique” stadium.

Color me disgusted, which in my mind a color between puce and Puke green. I wonder how much public funds will be given away to keep this football team and their very wealth owners here.
This megga corporate welfare giveaway you can place at the feet our our Mayor Faulkner.

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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:37 AM

1. They're talking about a ballot measure requiring only a simple majority to approve

instead of the 2/3 vote for tax increases (as mandated by Prop 13, I believe).

I think such a ballot measure would be voted down, even if a simple majority is required. Lots of people don't care about keeping the Chargers in town.

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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:36 AM

2. I will vote against it, but I suspect it will win.

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