Who pays for a downtown Chargers stadium?

San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos

Chargers headed downtown: Who pays? – San Diego Union-Tribune
Dan McSwain goes over what we know of the San Diego Chargers’ plans to build a downtown NFL stadium in conjunction with a Convention Center expansion and tries to figure out where the money will be coming from.

AUDIO: Matthew Hall And Scott Lewis Discuss Chargers Stadium Reality
Last night in the Mighty 1090 studios, one of the most interesting conversations you’ll ever hear on the possibility of a San Diego NFL stadium happened between three heavy-hitters. You’ll have to listen to this one yourself to get all of the facts right.

Chargers asked for $550M in public money for stadium, supervisor says – FOX 5 San Diego
Supervisor Ron Roberts, who has been San Diego County’s point man on efforts to keep the Chargers in San Diego, said this week that the team had asked taxpayers to contribute more than half a billion dollars toward a new stadium in Mission Valley.

AUDIO: Kevin Faulconer: “We’re Going To Keep Pushing Towards A Plan That Works. That Could Be Downtown”
Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined Scott Kaplan to give his thoughts on the Chargers choosing downtown as their preferred stadium site, why he thinks a 2/3 vote will be needed and if he will continue with his contiguous Convention Center plan in June.

Take It Or Leave It – Bolts from the Blue
Once the Chargers had made the decision to stay in San Diego for the 2016 season, the City and County claimed they were willing to negotiate in good faith. Is that really true?

AUDIO: Making Sense Of The Chargers Stadium Situation
Ben Higgins and John Gennaro do their best to make sense of the San Diego Chargers stadium situation (Downtown vs. Mission Valley) before tackling the 2016 NFL Draft and the start of free agency.

Erlin, Perdomo tapped for Padres’ Cactus opener – MLB.com
On Thursday, Green got the jump on naming the first two pitchers who will take to the mound on Wednesday when the team opens the Cactus League schedule against the Mariners in Peoria.

Two pitchers who are on the bubble in terms of making the rotation will get the first look, as left-hander Robbie Erlin and right-hander Luis Perdomo will each throw one inning against Seattle.

VIDEO: Padres GM AJ Preller on His Padres Plan and Why They Can Compete in 2016
Padres general manager A.J. Preller joined Darren Smith on his plan for the team, if they’re rebuilding and why they can compete in 2016.

Padres insist they’re building a ‘great organization’ – USA Today
On paper, at least, San Diego’s roster evokes the kind of reaction rubberneckers get from cops clearing the scene of a traffic accident: Move on, nothing to see here. The Padres’ executives, however, insist their team will put up a fight in the tough NL West.

AUDIO: Arlo White: “It Will Be The Greatest Story In The History Of English Football”
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth get a chance to chat with the voice of NBC Sports’ coverage of the English Premier League, Arlo White, and chat with him about Leicester City’s amazing run towards a title this season.

FIFA overwhelmingly passes massive reform package – USA Today
FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, overwhelming approved a referendum calling for wide-scale reforms during an “extraordinary congress” held in Zurich on Friday.

The reforms include the creation of a 36-member FIFA Council with a mandated six women included (replacing the current 24-member Executive Council), term limits, separation of business and soccer affairs, and oversight from an independent audit and compliance company.

AUDIO: Gulls In Flight #17: Stu Bickel
For most of the season, Bickel has been at or near the top of the AHL leaderboards for fighting majors and penalty minutes. You might be surprised how friendly and candid “the enforcer” of the Gulls can be in a chat with Craig Elsten.


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