Jan 23, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) at practice for the 2014 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Chargers pitch plan for new stadium
SAN DIEGO — With the recent election of a new mayor, a renewed effort to build a new stadium is underway by the San Diego Chargers. However, while the Chargers move forward on a 12-year effort to secure a new facility, the organization also will keep 

Chargers Pitch New Downtown San Diego Stadium Plan, But LA Still An Option
CBS Local
SAN DIEGO (CBSLA.com) — Under the newly elected San Diego mayor, the Chargershave proposed an $800 to $900 million stadium plan in downtown San Diego, just east of Petco Park. Kevin Faulconer, who will be sworn in March 3, said he will attempt 

San Diego Chargers 2014 Draft Needs and Targets
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The San Diego Chargers made a quantum leap under first-year coach Mike McCoy, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the playoffs and, more importantly, reviving Philip Rivers’ career. The Bolts offense was among the league’s best under 

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  • 619chargers4life

    Always love the good stadium news . Also, I really liked ur mock yesterday E , I think it was dead on .

  • Stefanie Smith

    As to a new stadium: If SD were to get this new stadium built, would that stop any plans for a football team in LA on that land that was bought by Rams’ owner, Stan Kroenke? The reason I ask is I read an ESPN article that reports that the lawyer for the Chargers said for the NFL to allow any team outside of California to locate in CA would be devastating to the Chargers. He said they would lose sponsors, and all sorts of stuff.

    Now, if we build this new stadium, what would stop the Chargers from moving to LA anyway if the Chargers think it should be a CA team (the Chargers) rather than the Rams in LA?

    • 619chargers4life

      that’s a good point , but I think the chargers are looking at it as , if they can get one done here in San Diego before LA gets one done, then San Diego can pretty much have first dibs on events and try to lock down some events long term before LA gets to it . I’m talking soccer games , all star games , final fours and so on . we have had comic con for some time now . We locked that down and I’m sure San Diego and the chargers will be looking to do the same with other events with a new stadium . I look forward to going to the Olympics here in our new stadium in 2024 . The Olympics and other major events carry so much weight . San Diego and the chargers will get it done . But yeah if we get one done first I believe our events we get locked up could out weigh or offset the funds we would lose if LA built a stadium after we do . And I also think the Rams owner is just trying to spook his city into a new stadium by buying that land .

      • Stefanie Smith

        The lawyer for the Chargers who is now talking to the new mayor again–said that another team in LA would be devastating.

        Here is what he said: “We have always kept our focus in San Diego to try and get something done here,” Fabiani said. “But at the same time, we have to be cognizant of the fact that if three-quarters of the owners were to allow a team to move to Los Angeles, it would devastate us economically.

        “It would be catastrophic for the team financially if the league were to allow another team to go into the Los Angeles market and wipe out 30 percent of our premium sales.”

        By premium sales, Fabiani said he’s referring to advertising, sponsorships, club seats and suites sold by the Chargers in the Los Angeles market.

        From that article on ESPN, I understand that Chargers would be opposed to any team in LA. So, it’s either San Diego or LA. Apparently, with the Chargers still pushing for a stadium here, if we actually started moving on building one, maybe the Chargers think the owners would give up on the notion of another NFL team in LA>

        • 619chargers4life

          I read the article and get what your saying and what the chargers are saying . Of course if I owned my own company I wouldn’t want my competition moving down the street from me but I would have to deal with it but I also know if I had life long customers (fans) that I’m sure just cuz a rival company moves down the street that those fans are going to jump ship. Of course if they get a team LA is going to want to support it to the fullest with promos and everything , it’s LA . It’s a competitive market . LA is always going to want a team again and again . History proves that. But if they don’t put a good product on the field then it’s all for not. LA isn’t Seattle and LA isn’t Greenbay . If the rams move back to LA they will still have those rams fans from back in the day. the chargers have a proposal and dates set for a vote ready for 2015. Get ready because the chargers plan will come to the surface sooner rather then later . And it’s going to be glorious !!!! Lol

  • Gunnar Martin

    Hardwick says he’ll be back for 2014! Hallelujah!