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!