Faced with the possibility that the Chargers will move to Los Angeles, into a stadium that would be built within the city’s “L.A. Live” sports and entertainment complex, San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders would like to build a similar complex in the town the Chargers’ currently call home.
According to Matthew T. Hall of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sanders and Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani are discussing the possibility.
Fabiani has raised on radio, with our friends Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith of XX1090, the possibility of combining the convention center and a football stadium in San Diego.
“There’s more and more talk around town about a sports and entertainment district downtown, not just a stadium,” Fabiani said.
One potential problem? The folks who run the convention center may not be interested.
As San Diego Convention Center spokesman Steve Johnson said on Twitter, “I would like Mark Fabiani to stop trying to tie the Chargers stadium to a convention center complex. Not happening and doesn’t work.”
It’ll likely work in Los Angeles. And that quite possibly could be where the Chargers end up playing.