New Chargers stadium rendering shows what downtown San Diego could look like

San Diego Chargers downtown stadium

When the San Diego Chargers announced their citizen’s initiative for an NFL stadium and a convention center annex to be built in the East Village section of downtown, we saw a number of renderings (such as the one above) that showed what the city’s skyline may look like if the initiative were to eventually pass.

One thing that we didn’t get a good view of is just how the new stadium would fit into downtown, and how close it would be to Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres play.

Today, at a town hall forum near the potential stadium site, Ben Higgins caught a peek at how the East Village area could be transformed by the addition of a new home for the San Diego Chargers.

That is, in a word, breathtaking. One can only imagine how vibrant the downtown area would be when both teams played games on the same day, as they sometimes do now. With the MLB All-Star Game taking place in San Diego last weekend, we got a little bit of a preview, and it appeared that most walked away very happy with what could be the future of that section of downtown.

Let us know in the comments below what you think of this new rendering of the potential football stadium!



5 thoughts on “New Chargers stadium rendering shows what downtown San Diego could look like

  1. rob cohen

    What is so breathtaking about that rendering? It just shows a big stadium packed into a relatively small space. And it walls off East Village from Barrio Logan and Sherman Heights. Yes, on days when both the Padres and Chargers play at home, there will be a lot of people milling around before and after the games, which will be nice for the bars and restaurants nearby, but it’s not exactly good city planning. Breathtaking? Please.

  2. GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    As a Raider fan from LA County, I can’t wait to visit once a year.
    And it will be MY taxes paying for the stadium. Not SD residents.
    I’ll gladly pay those taxes just to keep the Chargers in SD and not here in LA. {{-_-}}

  3. Mark Hallburn

    I will gladly fly into San Diego and pay the hotel taxes for this convention center expansion AND football stadium.I also look forward to the new SDSU facilities in Mission Valley that will serve that great institution. The many jobs created by these projects will be great for my former city, This is called progress and vision. I hope San Diegans vote to tax their visitors and then enjoy the benefit.

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