To grapple with feelings of hope that the NFL may return, it would help to remember a few simple things about why, exactly, the Chargers left. Plus: changes for some of the big political consultants in town, and what Dan McSwain’s exit from the Union-Tribune means for accountability journalism.
The initiative makes it possible – even easy – for the mayor to bring in an NFL team and provide them whatever terms are needed to satisfy them in either their lease or purchase of the land. The deal could include public subsidies.
A common goal of all parties involved in the proposal to transform Qualcomm Stadium is clarity and transparency. Here’s how we get publicly accessible answers in a timely manner.
Soon, signature-gatherers will get to work on behalf of the plan to build an MLS stadium and development on the Qualcomm Stadium site. If the City Council green-lights the project, you can likely expect to see a new round of signature-gatherers in town, this time as part of an effort to kill the plan by forcing it to the ballot.
City leaders must prioritize a long-term strategy for the Mission Valley site, and time is taxpayer money.
Instead of signing off on developers’ plans, San Diego should collectively assess what it wants out of the stadium space, then come up with a plan of action to achieve it.
The Chargers have long been the main game in town for San Diego sports media. But with the team abandoning San Diego, how much local airtime and ink will it receive next season? No one seems to know, including the local outlets doing the covering.
Some keep holding onto glimmers of hope that the Chargers will come back to San Diego under new ownership. But there are policies and other complicating factors in place to prevent that from happening.
A new proposal for the Qualcomm Stadium site includes a $200 million stadium, a river park, student housing and more. It’s unclear whether San Diegans will get to weigh in with a public vote, but there’s no shortage of opinions about how this should play out. We asked local urban planners, architects and community members what they want to see happen to the site.
In a refreshingly candid interview, Ron Fowler, executive chairman of the group that owns the San Diego Padres, fielded all sorts of big questions.