It seems so long ago that building a downtown convadium – a joint convention center-stadium – was described as an extremely difficult feat.
One of the biggest obstacles was how much land would have to be assembled that the city supposedly didn’t own or control.
One by one, though, the perceived barriers to building the convadium are coming down.
For instance, the Metropolitan Transit System recently sent a letter to Chargers owner Dean Spanos signaling its leaders are now ready to talk about selling the largest piece of land needed to make the project possible. And almost two years ago, according to emails we obtained through a public records request, MTS’s general counsel tipped the Chargers off to potential locations where it might be able to move its East Village bus yard. The lawyer encouraged the Chargers to jump on it.