Reaction to the Chargers’ Citizens’ Initiative for a downtown NFL stadium

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Chargers Release Citizens’ Initiative For Downtown Stadium
In case you were living under a rock yesterday, the San Diego Chargers released the details of their citizens’ initiative for noncontiguous convention center expansion to go with a new NFL-sized stadium in the East Village section of downtown San Diego. Here are the details that are written in stone, along with some that are negotiable.

San Diego Politicos Pan Chargers’ Convadium Plan – Voice of San Diego
Things seemed to be falling into a place for a downtown convadium. Then the Chargers released their funding plan, and local politicos didn’t have a kind word to say about it.

Darren Smith & Kevin Acee – First Impressions of Chargers Citizens’ Initiative
Darren Smith and Kevin Acee discuss their initial impressions of the Chargers Citizens’ Initiative for a new “convadium” and what you should expect in the coming weeks.


AUDIO: Peter Seidler: “Andy Green Is Aggressive And Our Team Will Be Aggressive”
Padres Managing Partner Peter Seidler joined Scott and BR in studio to talk about the All-Star Game at PETCO this season, Wil Myers’ Mexican Food, his excitement in Andy Green, the additions of Jon Jay & Alexei Ramirez and he talked about his love for baseball.

Padres trade Vincent to Mariners –
The Padres dealt right-handed reliever and San Diego County native Nick Vincent to Seattle on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named.

Three Keys to the 2016 San Diego Padres Season
Dan Sileo breaks down three important keys to the Padres upcoming season.


Preller doesn’t expect big moves before opener – San Diego Union-Tribune
So much for the rumors that the San Diego Padres might be shopping James Shields to the Red Sox or Derek Norris to the Texas Rangers. It appears that General Manager A.J. Preller is happy with the roster that is built and ready for the start of the season on Monday.

Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth, the hosts of The Unnamed Soccer Podcast, got together to talk about the U.S. Men’s National Team avoiding a World Cup disaster and what it means for the future of Jurgen Klinsmann. Later, they give Darren’s cat an apt nickname.

USWNT Stars File Federal Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer, Seek Equal Pay – Deadspin
Five prominent members of the U.S. Women’s National Team have filed a wage discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that governing body U.S. Soccer has illegally and unfairly paid women’s players less than their counterparts on the USMNT, despite the women’s team being more successful and, at the moment, more profitable.

Gulls extinguish Heat in 4-2 victory –
Anton Khudobin made 38 saves on 40 shots faced and Matt Bailey contributed a goal and assist to the San Diego Gulls’ 4-2 victory over the Stockton Heat on Wednesday night at Stockton Arena. Chris Wagner chipped in a pair of assists as the Gulls (35-22-2-2) moved back into second place in the AHL’s Pacific Division by .007 percentage points over the Texas Stars.

SPONSORED: Come to Striders for great food, craft beer and the final three games of the NCAA Tournament!
Striders in downtown San Diego is your #1 destination to catch all of the NCAA action this weekend and on Monday.

D’Angelo Russell has a big mess to clean up – USA Today
The biggest controversy of the season for the Los Angeles Lakers? Rookie guard D’Angelo Russell secretly filming teammate Nick Young while he admitted to cheating on his rap star wife Iggy Azalea, and them posting it on the internet for the world to see. The trust of Russell’s teammates is going to be tough to get back.

McGregor vs. Diaz rematch set for UFC 200; Aldo meets Edgar for interim 145 title – MMA Junkie
UFC officials yesterday confirmed one of MMA’s worst-kept secrets of late: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will rematch in July at UFC 200.

Pro surfer Brett Connellan in serious condition after shark mauling in Australia – USA Today
A professional surfer was mauled by a shark off the Australian east coast on Wednesday evening, officials said.

Brett Connellan, 22, was flown by helicopter to Sydney’s St. George Hospital in serious condition after he was attacked 120 kilometers (75 miles) to the south off a beach near Kiama, a police statement said.


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One thought on “Reaction to the Chargers’ Citizens’ Initiative for a downtown NFL stadium

  1. Pt Loma Rep.

    Why downtown?
    Only because if it is piggy backed with a convention center expansion will TOT come into play.
    But wait… Mission Valley is truly the right place. Imagine a Sunday afternoon in September with both the Pads and the Chargers downtown ?
    Parking for an additional 20000 cars? But we have the trolley! right , get rid of the Q parking and put those people on the trolley and it would be 2-3 hours each way to come and go.
    But my main objection is that we now have a vibrant east village . The rebirth has spread its way over to the Barrio . The day ground is broken down by the MTS bus yard or the tail gate park , there will be a “good” side and and “bad” side. There will be a concrete fortress , a wall, impeding any flow and diverting all social or business interaction around it, like a boulder in a brook.
    This was the result before on the city such as when I-5 destroyed a viable Little Italy in the 1960s and it took nearly 40 years to recover.
    We need a Mission Valley stadium with its Huge Parking lot, trolley, dedicated bus lanes , and freeway access. There is no neighborhood to destroy. It should stay there.

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