There’s a new group of suitors in town hoping to charm San Diego into greenlighting a new stadium project.
And their proposal for Mission Valley has some attractive pieces: a small stadium for an MLS team, plus housing, entertainment and a river park.
Cities must show MLS their projects could get built quickly, yet “a project of this magnitude could take years to approve.”
The group of investors pushing the project hopes to get around the problem by going to the ballot. If backers can get the measure qualified for the ballot, local officials can simply OK it without any vote actually taking place.
“Will it work for the people who want to bring soccer to Mission Valley? It won’t be easy,” Lewis writes.