New mayor of San Diego Bob Filner says that he is considering a proposal to build a stadium in downtown San Diego, per CBS 8. The proposal would include selling and redeveloping the land at Qualcomm and the Sports Arena and using the money to help pay for a new downtown stadium. Filner says that depending on the concept, taxpayers may not owe any money toward the stadium and that the city could make money on such a deal.
The recent Super Bowl brought in tons of tourism money to the city of New Orleans. Events like that help bring in a ton of dough for the host city. The city of San Diego is missing out on that revenue they could get from hosting such events in our beautiful city. Peter King, Sports Illustrated columnist, recently wrote in his Monday Morning Quarterback article that San Diego is the best city to host the Super Bowl. The NFL won’t host the Super Bowl in San Diego in our run down stadium. They want to bring the Super Bowl to state of the art facilities.
Of course this is the latest possible plan that Chargers fans have heard of and we still have not seen any action. Until there is actual movement, instead of just consideration, then there is nothing to get excited about.