DAILY LINKS: What is the future of Qualcomm Stadium?

San Diego not sure if ‘Q’ will stay open after 2018 with Chargers gone – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego State’s athletic director said Thursday that the university has begun discussions with the city on a two-year lease extension at Qualcomm that could allow the school to use skyboxes, premium seats and advertising space previously controlled by the Chargers.

The extension would be necessary because a new stadium the university might build on the site wouldn’t open for at least three or four years, said the athletic director, John David Wicker.

But a spokesman for Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the city is still analyzing whether to keep Qualcomm Stadium open beyond 2018.

San Diego State and the bowl games would like the city to continue operating the stadium beyond 2018.

“With the heavy lifting that needs to be done, I can’t see us having a new stadium before 2020,” said Wicker, the university’s athletic director.

AUDIO: John David Wicker: “If San Diego Gets An MLS Team We Can Build A Stadium Sooner Rather Than Later”
SDSU AD John David Wicker joined Scott and BR to talk about Rocky Long’s extension with the football program, the future of the football team playing at Qualcomm, what plan B is if Qualcomm is shut down by 2018 and his desire to partner with MLS to build a new stadium.

VIDEO: SDSU Aztecs Sign Rocky Long To 4-Year Extension
The San Diego State Aztecs announced earlier today as a press conference that they have signed head football coach Rocky Long to a four-year extension, locking him up through 2021.

AUDIO: Trevor Hoffman On Coming So Close In HOF Vote & Looking Forward To 2018
Padres great Trevor Hoffman on the emotions of falling five votes short in the 2017 Hall of Fame Class and why there’s some excitement from his 1998 teammates on Cooperstown in 2018.

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Raiders file paperwork for Las Vegas relocation – USA Today
The Oakland Raiders have taken the next step in their push to move to Las Vegas.

The franchise has filed paperwork to relocate to the city, Clark County (Nev.) Commission Chair Steve Sisolak announced Thursday on Twitter. The NFL confirmed that the application had been received, saying it would be reviewed by league staff as well as the stadium and finance committees.

AUDIO: Kevin Faulconer: “Chargers Made The Wrong Decision, They Will Regret It”
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined Scott and BR to talk about the Chargers relocation to LA, his conversations with Roger Goodell about bringing the NFL back to San Diego and what the future of Mission Valley looks like.

Gulls make offer to Chargers’ ticket holders – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego’s American Hockey League club reached out Thursday to jilted fans of what used to be San Diego’s NFL team, offering free tickets to a game on Feb. 18 at Valley View Casino Center.

According to the Gulls, Chargers season-ticket members can receive a free ticket to the game that night against Tucson, as well as a T-shirt and an invitation to a “Join the Nest” pregame tailgate party.

AUDIO: Mike Aguirre: “Chargers Move Is An Egregious Violation Of The Anti-Trust Laws”
Former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre joined Scott and BR to talk about the Chargers relocation and he explains why the move is a violation of the anti-trust laws.

San Diego Chargers Fans Got F*cked To The Last – Deadspin
But the end of the Chargers is different. The Chargers leave San Diego an unfinished work. If you’re an older fan, you still have memories of Air Coryell and the 1963 AFL title. But for younger fans, there’s little more than a handful of fond memories that are soured by multiple tragedies, along with the realization that the San Diego Chargers never brought them ultimate glory, and now never can.

PODCAST: Gulls In Flight S2E18: Kevin Boyle
The San Diego Gulls have won four straight games and are knocking on the door of the Pacific Division’s upper half, looking to move into playoff position as the AHL season nears the halfway point. Join Craig Elsten and B.J. MacPherson for your weekly look inside Gulls hockey, as the boys recap victories over the Stockton Heat, Rockford IceHogs and Iowa Wild.

 

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