Mayor, "Stadium will be ready on Sunday"

Photo Credit: photo.stamps.comSan Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has said Qualcomm Stadium will be ready for the Chargers-Texans game Sunday and it is up to the team and the NFL to decide on what to do.

“It depends on what the NFL wants,” said Sanders, according to the AP. “We believe it could be played, but I think the NFL and Chargers have concerns. They’re talking them out, about air quality and about taking public safety personnel off the street if this continues in the backcountry.

“They’re going through a process that we appreciate. They’re thinking about public safety and what’s best for the community.”

Texans Owner Bob McNair would like the game to be played in San Diego, but to remain on Sunday rather than play the game on Monday.

“We would like to see the game played Sunday, and we understand there are problems in San Diego and if those can be overcome then certainly the game ought to be played there because that’s where it was scheduled,” McNair said, according to the Fox affiliate’s Web site. “But on the other hand if it can’t be played there on Sunday it puts us at a competitive disadvantage to delay the game and play it on Monday because we have to go back out on the West Coast again for the following Sunday to play Oakland.

“That would mean if we played somewhere on the West Coast, other than Houston on a Monday night, we’d get back Tuesday,” McNair added. “Our people are worn out. They get back at 5 in the morning and we have a very limited amount of time to do anything. So we really would like to see the game played on Sunday.”

We will just have to wait and see what the Chargers and the NFL decide to see if there will be a game this weekend in San Diego or another location.

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