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SBD/September 9, 2013/Franchises
Chargers-Raiders Games May Switch Venues To Accommodate A's Playoff Contest
Published September 9, 2013
STADIUM STRUGGLES: San Diego interim Mayor Todd Gloria on Friday said that he is "moving forward" with the city's current $520M convention center expansion plan, as opposed to the Chargers' current stadium plan of building a joint-use stadium-convention center for the East Village. But in San Diego, Sharon Chen noted "moving forward with expansion of the convention center does not mean a new stadium for the Chargers is out of the question." Gloria: "The Chargers, we all know, are an enormous community resource" (FOX5SANDIEGO.com, 9/7). Meanwhile, in San Diego, Lori Weisberg wrote the Chargers' "latest move" of proposing the joint-use venue "opens the door to a major showdown next month when an alliance of city and business leaders, the San Diego Unified Port District and Convention Center Corp. make their case for a project they say will deliver a huge economic bonanza and attract the kinds of major shows and conferences that cannot fit within the current center." Gloria was "not dismissing the Chargers’ proposal for a joint-use facility with retractable roof." But he said that "too many unknowns remain, including financing, its design and how much of a contribution city taxpayers would be called upon to make." Weisberg wrote, "Still uncertain ... is just how the Chargers project would be financed" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 9/7).