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San Diego Group Proposes Building $200M MLS Venue On Site Of Qualcomm Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 24 / 17

A $200M soccer stadium as part of a $1B redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium property in the Mission Valley area of San Diego was proposed yesterday with a "citizens ballot initiative drive as the vehicle to bring it about," according to a front-page piece by Roger Showley of the SAN DIEGO UNION-T...

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