The Chargers have decided not to move to Los Angeles this year. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has said repeatedly he is open to any option the Chargers may want to pursue to build a stadium and stay in San Diego.
But that might not be true for much longer.
The mayor also wants to expand the Convention Center on its current footprint, and a new deadline to do that is fast approaching. If he and the City Council push it forward, it would close off a downtown option the Chargers previously floated and that some fans and boosters say is still the team’s preferred plan.
In his recent State of the City speech, Faulconer made a bold pledge about pursuing a Convention Center expansion along the waterfront that slipped under the radar a bit.