San Diego Chamber Board votes to support Chargers Initiative

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Huge stadium news today as the San Diego Regional Chamber Board has decided to fully support the San Diego Chargers’ initiative to build a downtown stadium, along with a noncontiguous expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, partially funded by a raise in the Transient Occupancy Tax.

After very public opposition to the plan from local politicians and Comic-Con last week, this is a huge push in the opposite direct for Dean Spanos, who is hoping to keep his NFL franchise in San Diego with a new facility instead of moving to Los Angeles to share a stadium in Inglewood with the Los Angeles Rams.

It was three months ago that the the Chargers and leaders of the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council announced a project labor agreement for a proposed downtown stadium and convention center annex. Add that to today’s news and support from Chargers fans, and it should be a tight vote in November for the team to try and get over the required 2/3rds for approval of their ballot measure.

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2 thoughts on “San Diego Chamber Board votes to support Chargers Initiative

  1. mbabylash

    Just because the Chargers plan is for a non contiguous convention center. It doesn’t mean we can’t do a contiguous expansion in addition to the non contiguous convention center. Or maybe they can install an elevated moving side walk connecting both facilities. The goal is bringing more and more visitors to San Diego.

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