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CHARGERS RESIST TEMPTATION TO SAY "WHAT IF....?"
Published December 1, 1995
In light of the recent deals being offered by other cities, the $60M package signed between San Diego and the Chargers that will keep the team in the city until 2020 "could be classified as a steal" for the city, according to Kevin Kernan of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Although the Chargers "will not get any money up front," there has been some criticism of the deal that will modernize Jack Murphy Stadium and expand capacity from 61,000 to 71,000. Chargers President Dean Spanos said the criticism "hurts," as he notes the team "negotiated in good faith and never once said 'Look what so-and-so is getting.'" Spanos: "If we were looking to make as much money as we could, we never would have signed the lease. We'd be gone." But Stadium GM Bill Wilson says, "Looking at all the other deals that have been offered and accepted around the country, we're looking real good right now" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 11/30).