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The Chargers are Staying in S.D...New Stadium Will Be Built Downtown Next to Petco Park.

11/10/09 in NFL   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

Mayor Jerry Sanders discussed the downtown idea in a private meeting with team President Dean Spanos two weeks ago. That prompted Escondido to stop wooing the team while San Diego revisits the stadium issue for the 1st time since 2006 when the Chargers rejected rebuilding at the Qualcomm Stadium site and began exploring options elsewhere...

Sanders and Spanos met for about an hour on Oct. 27 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. It was their first meeting since Jan. 7, although city and team officials have talked since then. Sanders called Spanos in July and early October, and Sanders' aides met with a team representative in April, May and mid-October. Future meetings will explore the city's role in the project.

The roughly 15 acres being eyed for a stadium includes city-owned Tailgate Park close to Petco Park, the privately owned Wonder Bread building and the bus yard for the San Diego Transit Corp., owned by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

I'm so excited to hear that talks have started again to build a new stadium for the Chargers. The proposed site would put the new stadium next door to Petco Park right next to the San Diego Bay. This makes the most sense because the stadium would be about a 10 minute drive from San Diego International Airport and about 5 Minutes from the
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

My Guess is that Super Bowl L will be played in Downtown San Diego.
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