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Chargers future

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According to NFL.com, it looks like the future of the Bolts is on shaky ground due to the city having money problems and the inability to build a new stadium.
Last year, the team proposed building a $450 million stadium as part of a commercial development the Qualcomm site, but dropped the plan because it could not find developers to share the estimated $800 million upfront costs. The team offered to pay for the stadium and traffic improvements, but wanted the city to give it 60 acres for development to recoup its costs.

Earlier this year, the mayor of San Antonio signaled that his city would welcome the Chargers to fill the Alamodome, where the displaced New Orleans Saints played three games last season.
Now how accurate is this reporting? I just cannot vision the Chargers leaving San Diego - that's just not right.

In all honesty, people here in Buffalo are skeptical of the Bills future due to the CBA agreement, owner Ralph Wilson up there in age and us being one of several small market cities. It was Ralph and the Bengals owner that were against the CBA a while ago to my understanding. Los Angeles Bills? San Antonio Bills? It just plain sucks the thought of either one leaving and I do not trust what Tags has to say about it all.
 

Trumpet_Man

Well-Known Member
#2
The mayor is going to recommend to the City Council to amend the lease and let the Chargers shop themselves within the County of San Diego. If no deal is consummated, the Chargers can go outside of the County beginning Jan. 2007.

Things are getting bad.

We need a Super Bowl win or it will get worse - way worse.
 

BFISA

Well-Known Member
#3
Man, that is depressing news. Might hafta stand in line at Suicide Bridge and take a number!!

Bummer!!:icon_eek: :icon_sad: :no:
 
#4
Trumpet_Man said:
The mayor is going to recommend to the City Council to amend the lease and let the Chargers shop themselves within the County of San Diego. If no deal is consummated, the Chargers can go outside of the County beginning Jan. 2007.

Things are getting bad.

We need a Super Bowl win or it will get worse - way worse.
Who knows? :icon_shrug: It seems that Tags and company are all about the money and not the fans anymore. What a slap in the face of teams/fans, who made the NFL what it is today, to lose their favourite teams because of a market issue.

BFISA, you have just about an entire area ready to fill the horseshoe section of Niagara Falls if the Bills move for good...


including myself. :icon_mad:
 
#6
Not Good: San Diego mayor says city can't afford new Chargers stadium

San Diego mayor says city can't afford new Chargers stadium

Associated Press
Posted: 1 day ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Cash-strapped San Diego doesn't have the money to help the Chargers build a new stadium, Mayor Jerry Sanders said Friday, opening the door for Southern California's only NFL team to leave the city it has called home for 45 years.

Sanders said he plans to ask the City Council to amend the Chargers' lease to allow the team to begin looking at sites elsewhere in San Diego County before the end of the year. If the team fails to find a new home in the county before Jan. 1, the Chargers would be free to negotiate a deal anywhere in the country.

The Chargers can leave San Diego after the 2008 season if they pay off the approximately $60 million in bonds the city issued in 1997 to expanded Qualcomm Stadium.

Here's a link to the rest of the article
 

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