The stadium itself would be shaped like a volcanic dome — design inspired by the Chargers’ iconic lightning-bolt branding.
“By taking the Chargers logo and mirroring it, you do create a circular coliseum setup for a stadium, and by extruding the form, you start to generate the sides of the stadium, and how it can work in these different wings,” explained De Bartolo.
Around this time last year, it was thought that Sproles was going to make it to free agency, and he had even scheduled visits with four teams – the Chiefs, Rams, naturally the Redskins, and you got it… the Eagles. Then the Chargers unexpectedly slapped a first and third round tender on him, keeping him in San Diego. At the time, the Eagles were only about a week or two removed from releasing Brian Westbrook, who was scheduled to make $7.5 million for the 2010 season, and were very much in the market for a backup running back to LeSean McCoy. They would eventually settle on Mike Bell, with very disappointing results.