Ben Higgins of 10News and The Mighty 1090 got some information about the San Diego Chargers’ citizen’s initiative before its official release and posted the details on his Twitter account. Below is a recounting of the most important information that he released.
It’s worth noting here that Qualcomm Stadium’s capacity was pushed over 70,000 to host the Super Bowl.
This is an important factor that the team will need to decide soon if they hope to host indoor events such as the NCAA Final Four.
$350 million is $12 million shy of what San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer had asked the Chargers to contribute, but $650 million total in private funding is a lot more than he had asked for in financing a Mission Valley stadium.
That seems very realistic, even if the plan involves buying up land in East Village and moving the MTS bus yard.
If Ben’s information turns out to be correct, this seems like a strong plan and one that the Mayor and/or other big potential allies will have a hard time disagreeing with.