DAILY LINKS: More details for plan to replace Qualcomm Stadium

SoccerCity plan: 4,800 homes, 2 stadiums, parks and commercial space at Q site – San Diego Union-Tribune
The proposed $1 billion-plus redevelopment of Qualcomm Stadium property, dubbed “SoccerCity,” would include up to 4,800 homes, more than 3 million square feet of office and retail space, 55 acres of parks and nearly as many parking spaces as currently exist at the 166-acre site, according to plans released Monday.

Nearly 1,300 student and low-income housing units, public soccer fields, three residential high-rises up to 26 stories, two hotels with a total of 450 rooms and reserved space for a second trolley line and station are in the mix — all connected by landscaped promenades, plazas and bike paths.

VIDEO: Landon Donovan: “It Seems Pretty Obvious That This Is A Slam Dunk”
Landon Donovan on why the FS Investors plan to redevelop Qualcomm Stadium is right for San Diego, and why MLS can be successful in America’s Finest City.

ACEE: Unlike obstructionists, MLS group shows plan – San Diego Union-Tribune
If there is a better plan than the one these local investors have to develop the Mission Valley property where Qualcomm Stadium and its parking lot currently sit, they need to step up and show the money soon. If there is someone out there who wants to be San Diego State’s Stan Kroenke, providing an actual option, we should all be very excited to listen.

Otherwise, let’s get moving.

We must stop allowing the obstructionists to get in the way of progress in San Diego. It is irresponsible for anyone to stand in the way of this with nothing more than words and a dream.

AUDIO: Nick Stone “This Is A Massive Gift And Win For The University”
FS Investors Nick Stone discussed the latest rendering for the Qualcomm site, what he makes of the statement from SDSU and why it’s a massive win for SDSU and bringing the MLS to San Diego.

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The Breitbard Hall of Fame, established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard, honors athletes who have excelled athletically in San Diego or who are native San Diegans and have achieved athletic fame elsewhere. Make sure you get your tickets to this year’s Salute to the Champions dinner!

VIDEO: Austin Hedges On Assuming Leadership Role & Why He’s Excited About Young Padres Core
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AUDIO: Mark Grant: “I’d Rather Have A Team That Is Young And Learning Than A Handful Of Veterans That Could Possibly Bring The Team Down”
Padres broadcaster Mark Grant joined Kevin Acee on Monday evening to give us his preview for the 2017 Padres.

Aztecs’ 10th straight win over UNLV briefly distracts from amusing students vs. reporter food fight – Kabeer Thirty
Three straight wins now pulls the Aztecs to 16-10 and 8-6 in Mountain West play, leaving them in fifth place and controlling their own destiny in the push for a first-round bye in the MWC tournament.

AUDIO: Matt Shrigley “The End Is Near, I’m Going To Leave It All On The Court”
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Rory McIlroy faces backlash after playing golf with Donald Trump – For The Win
Because President Trump is a divisive figure among so many, that led to something of a social media backlash for Rory McIlroy. The responses were varied — many golf fans had no issue with Rory playing golf with the President — but there were a large number who did.

 

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