If a handful of members on the City Council do not allow a special election, they’ll take the decision away from thousands of San Diegans who said they wanted a chance to consider it — effectively killing the project with five votes.
What better way for San Diego to stake out its identity as a multicultural city-of-the-future than to build one of the region’s largest urban development projects with a nod toward Mexico’s 5 million soccer fans in northern Baja, who live within a two-hour drive of Mission Valley?
The Chargers are gone, and now Qualcomm Stadium and the Mission Valley land it sits on are up for grabs. Plenty of people want it. The city owns it. And voters may have a chance to weigh in on what ultimately happens. A group named FS Investors is floating a proposal called SoccerCity. The group wants to demolish […]
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.
We finally got the clearest view yet of what San Diego State University leaders really want out of the Qualcomm Stadium site.
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.
Nick Stone, partner with FS Investors, joined the podcast this week to dig into the group’s proposal for the Qualcomm Stadium site.
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.