The latest on San Diego’s stadium efforts


There’s been quite a bit of little news headlines recently regarding the stadium issue that is currently plaguing San Diego. Nothing is completely eye-opening and has garnered much attention, but it’s certainly worth mentioning.

NFL League-Wide Memo

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On Monday, the NFL issued a memo to all 32 teams in the league to remind them that any move to Los Angeles requires league approval before any plans are made. This move comes after Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, has made plans to develop land in Inglewood, which would include a new stadium, a shopping center, as well as a 7,000 seat concert venue.

This effort does buy some time for both San Diego and St. Louis to try and block Kroenke’s plan to re-locate his team as both cities are trying to come up with plans to build their own stadiums. Specifically for the Chargers, it allows more time for the newly-appointed task force to work on a stadium solution.

Inglewood Plan Clears First Hurdle

Also in the news, Kroenke’s plan for the Inglewood area has recently passed and has been approved by enough signatures in the area of Inglewood. The Mayor of Inglewood, James Butts, confirmed on the Fred Roggin Show in Los Angeles that the initiative was passed on Wednesday and that it has

This could be both good and bad for the Chargers. The is good for the fans in San Diego because it isn’t the Chargers who have a stadium in LA waiting for them. However, it is the Spanos Family that will be hurting from it because of the potential financial damage another franchise could be to the team if one were to move only 100 miles away from them. Also, bad is the recent report that Kroenke is no open to the possibility of sharing the LA market with another franchise and could be willing to co-lease a stadium as well.

Stadium Task Force Set To Meet With The Chargers

It certainly is a step in the right direction for San Diego as the task force has now set a meeting with the Chargers to get their feedback and address their concerns that have been preventing them from getting a stadium deal done for the better part of the last 13 years. The meeting is reportedly set for February 16th. Also, last week this task force named Adam Day, Tribal Executive for Sycuan Casino, it’s chairperson and leader.

It goes without saying that this is extremely good news for fans in San Diego, as well as the Chargers as it’s a step, yet a small one, in the right direction for getting a deal done in San Diego.

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