Chargers unveil NFL stadium financing details

San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos

REPORT: Chargers Target 2022 Opening Date For Downtown NFL Stadium
Ben Higgins of 10 News and The Mighty 1090 reported some information about the San Diego Chargers’ citizen’s initiative last night, including how the San Diego Chargers intend to pay for an NFL stadium downtown and when they intend to start playing in it.

Chargers’ plan offers certainty — maybe – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mighty 1090’s own Kevin Acee is reporting that the Chargers and NFL will pay $650 million of the stadium costs, with the remaining $350 million for the stadium and the cost of building the convention center being raised through a net 4 percent hike in the hotel tax. A joint powers authority (JPA) would own and operate the stadium, with the Chargers receiving only game-day revenues. The team would sign at least a 30-year lease and non-relocation agreement and be responsible for construction cost overruns on the stadium portion as well as desired improvements in ensuing years.

Aztecs Routed By GW, Lose 65-46 In Ugly NIT Semifinal Loss
You’ve seen this before. An Aztecs team that was on the bubble for the NCAA tournament but didn’t make it, one that reeled off three straight home victories in the NIT to advance to the semifinals at the mecca of basketball, and one that got blown out on a national stage, losing by 14 points.

That was San Diego State in 2009.

And now it’s San Diego State in 2016.

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Morrow, Thornton make Padres’ roster – MLB.com
The Padres have decided to keep pitchers Matt Thornton and Brandon Morrow, manager Andy Green said after Tuesday’s 11-9 Cactus League win over the Dodgers at Peoria Stadium.

Both veteran pitchers were on Minor League contracts and had to be told about their immediate status by noon on Tuesday.

AUDIO: Bob Nightengale: “Padres Probably Gonna Trade Some Pieces”
From USA TODAY, Bob Nightengale gives his 2016 MLB season predictions including what he thinks will happen with the San Diego Padres.

USMNT averts disaster, beats Guatemala 4-0 in World Cup qualifying – SB Nation
Disaster scenarios became very realistic for the United States men’s national team after a disastrous result on Friday, but they’ve managed to avert all of them. Amidst a ton of pressure, Jurgen Klinsmann and his team turned around their defeat in Guatemala City by beating the Guatemalans at home on Tuesday and by a comfortable 4-0 score.

LeBron James coached the Cleveland Cavaliers despite Tyronn Lue’s attempts to coach – For The Win
Dressed like an assistant coach, LeBron left the bench and began actively coaching his fellow Cavs teammates. Normally, this could be considered good leadership, but you rarely see an injured or resting player leave the bench area to shout instructions to his team.

 

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