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Chargers looking for as much as $700 million in public money for new stadium

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As the Chargers keep waiting for the powers-that-be in San Diego to fuel the effort to build a new stadium, the latest story on the effort reveals the biggest reason why the project is going nowhere.

Actually, it’s 700 million reasons.

Chargers chief marketing officer Ken Derrett recently spoke at a local event, lauding the economic benefits of having an NFL team in town.  The article regarding Derrett’s remarks published by U-T San Diego reveals the loose funding formula.

Derrett points out that the NFL contributed $200 million to the construction of the new 49ers stadium and that owner Dean Spanos could kick in another $100 million.  Jonathan Horn of U-T San Diego writes that “leaves a gap” for the rest.

Yes it does.  A $700 million gap.

“I think that’s the discussion and debate that has gone on, and there should be more of it,” Derrett said. “Where will that money come from?  I mean, we’ve all seen what has gone on with the discussion and debate around the Convention Center project and I think many other cities in North America have found ways to work with the tourism authorities on some kind of a tax [on hotels or car rentals].  We’re not there yet, I think we’ve got to see how things unfold these next six months.”

The Chargers have been remarkably patient, especially since they have a buyout that gets smaller and smaller each year at Qualcomm Stadium.  Of course, it’s easy to be patient when there’s really nowhere else to go.

Los Angeles is the most viable option, but there’s no viable option in L.A. for a new stadium, yet.  With the Rams suddenly available to move anywhere after the 2014 season and the Raiders dealing with a venue that recently resembled Andy Dufresne’s “500 yards of sh-t-smelling foulness I can’t even imagine,” the Chargers eventually won’t be stuck in a bad stadium in San Diego.  They’ll be stuck there while competing with the Rams and/or the Raiders in a brand-new building in L.A.

So the Chargers need to leverage L.A. into a new stadium now, or they need to spearhead the construction of a new stadium in Los Angeles and move there.

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107 Responses to “Chargers looking for as much as $700 million in public money for new stadium”
  1. somekat says: Jul 11, 2013 7:53 PM

    700 million? in broke a$$ California? that’ll go over well

  2. loubearkane says: Jul 11, 2013 7:57 PM

    If you need $700 million to help build a new stadium it might be time to relocate. Maybe give two home games to LA and let them throw down on it.

  3. necr0philia says: Jul 11, 2013 7:58 PM

    Well all the publicity stunt Money from Manti Te’o fake girlfriend should help!

  4. 8drinkminimum says: Jul 11, 2013 7:58 PM

    If you want this stadium built make sure the Florida Speaker of the House, Will Weatherford, hasn’t relocated to Socal.

  5. ambitoos says: Jul 11, 2013 7:58 PM

    Here we go again.

  6. SparkyGump says: Jul 11, 2013 8:01 PM

    Blatent corporate welfare grab.

  7. bennyb82 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:02 PM

    They probably should play powerball…because the odds are probably better.

  8. 6ball says: Jul 11, 2013 8:03 PM

    .

    Move the Chargers to Napa County…… Rename them ” the winers ”

    .

  9. joemontanaflaccid says: Jul 11, 2013 8:03 PM

    700 mil in public money, they’d be lucky to get 70 mil.

  10. biggs13 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:03 PM

    Qualcomm is outdated and sucks. I’m not a Chargers fan but they are overdue for an upgrade. Please don’t cut corners like we did with Petco Park. Go big or not at all. Tax money, private money who cares! The city will be a better place for it whether you like sports or not.

  11. rg3rings says: Jul 11, 2013 8:06 PM

    I sort of hope someone finally moves back to LA so we don’t have to hear about owner’s trying to leverage that against their cities.

    At least for the 6-10 years the team stays in LA.

  12. papazoid says: Jul 11, 2013 8:06 PM

    make it a SoCal team and move to L.A.

  13. dje81 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:07 PM

    Rams aren’t going anywhere.

  14. dwats says: Jul 11, 2013 8:07 PM

    Might as well just move to LA

  15. controllerzero says: Jul 11, 2013 8:07 PM

    It took the SF Giants 10+ years to get a new stadium, ultimately it was privately financed and it’s taken the 49ers 25 years give or take to get theirs built. The city of Santa Clara borrowed $850mil to get that built. SF had voter approval to build a stadium in 1997, but like they do so well with things like that they screwed it up. It’s not easy to get a stadium built in Ca, but it’s not impossible either. Not sure how they got the Padres stadium built, but it’s there now.

  16. evilglazers666 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:07 PM

    idiots. Who are you? The Glazers?

  17. justintuckrule says: Jul 11, 2013 8:10 PM

    Then when they get it and can’t fill it, they will blackout all the taxpayers who contributed. Ain’t America grand?

  18. jeffa43 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:10 PM

    We have the worst roads in Ameria… Pot holes the size of moon craters.

    How about we put 1% of that into the roads so we can get to the stadium.

  19. mrbigass says: Jul 11, 2013 8:19 PM

    How is that the NFL, a zillion dollar outfit that is tax exempt, need public funds for anything????

  20. chargersdiehard says: Jul 11, 2013 8:20 PM

    One way to influence the decision is to have a couple of great seasons. Success on the current field = faster progress on a new one.

  21. floratiotime says: Jul 11, 2013 8:22 PM

    Socialism for the rich. The American Dream.

  22. ramitbaby says: Jul 11, 2013 8:25 PM

    Announce theyre reverting back to the 80s uniforms and they might get 250.

  23. tampabayirish says: Jul 11, 2013 8:27 PM

    Pro sports teams should not get public money period, especially the NFL, who prints money, it’s so profitable. (Even if it is just the tourists paying hotel taxes and rental car taxes to generate the “public money.”)

  24. andreweac says: Jul 11, 2013 8:28 PM

    This is hilarious. The Chargers organization should be tested for LSD thinking they will get anything near that in taxpayer dollars.

    I understand the point to start high. However, this is laughable at best. Perhaps they should threaten to move to China — that will surely work!

  25. Patriot42 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:28 PM

    I couldn’t care less what happens to CA. NFL teams. If they all go broke it sure wouldn’t bother me.

  26. woodsidegil says: Jul 11, 2013 8:29 PM

    Good luck with that. To supplement controllerzero’s info, the 49ers will pay rent of 24.5 mil per year. They have already raised 1.0 billion from the sales of luxury boxes, PSL’s, and stadium naming rights, on a stadium cost of 1.3 billion. Sorry Mr. Spanos, you’ll have to dig a bit deeper or you can become a fan of the L.A. Chargers or L.A. Rams.

  27. 1phd says: Jul 11, 2013 8:29 PM

    Spanos is as spanos does.

  28. cakeordeath1983 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:37 PM

    I thought Spanos was a small government Republican.

  29. jackdaniels1 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:37 PM

    Arrest these clowns!

  30. bgsusteelers says: Jul 11, 2013 8:40 PM

    The Chargers should have to go through the private sector, like any business should who can’t afford renovations or new structures. If a lending agency feels you are worth giving a $700M loan based on your financial gains, then you get the loan. If not, then that means you aren’t worth the risk and either sell or go out of business. That’s how the real world works. The franchisee at Jimmy John’s or wherever doesn’t get to use the tax payers when he needs money. Neither should the owner who needs a new venue.

  31. 619sdfan4life says: Jul 11, 2013 8:46 PM

    I can’t see myself being a “LA chargers fan” it goes against everything I am as San Diego native.

  32. jagwires says: Jul 11, 2013 8:47 PM

    Wait, I thought (according to most here) the Jaguars were moving to LA?

    You Khan all suck on those new $60 million dollar video boards being put up at the Bank.

  33. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 11, 2013 8:47 PM

    somekat says:
    Jul 11, 2013 7:53 PM
    700 million? in broke a$$ California? that’ll go over well

    ____________________

    California gets back $.76 for every $1.00 it gives the government. If red states weren’t such leeches, California would be in better shape.

  34. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 11, 2013 8:49 PM

    How about $50MM for every win they get this season (minimum 10 wins to get anything)? Put up or shut up.

  35. boltstayinsd says: Jul 11, 2013 8:57 PM

    @somekat

    California isn’t broke any more, we now have a budget surplus due to a temporary increase in taxes. Kudos to Jerry Brown.

    However if we the taxpayers and our elected representatives don’t change the way we spend, we’ll be right back where we were before.

    San Diego on the other hand does not have a surplus and is expecting a deficit in the upcoming year. Even if we could find a location for a new stadium (which we haven’t after almost a decade of ruling out almost every viable option in SD county), there’s no way that people will approve $700 million in taxpayer dollars toward a stadium.

    We’re also a military town that has just experienced work furloughs cutting into the salaries of over 25,000 civilian defense workers. Coupled with that and the fact that a large amount of San Diegans are transplants that come with their own team affiliation, I don’t see us getting anywhere close to $700 million.

    Much as I appreciate the Spanos’ and Mark Fabiani’s (this is how long we’ve been looking for a stadium, I know the Chargers lead man in the stadium search by heart) efforts, they need to foot the majority if this bill.

  36. ambitoos says: Jul 11, 2013 9:01 PM

    $700 million. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ,ha ,ha. That’s some funny sh–. I’m telling you that Spanos family comes up with some a good one once in awhile. LMFAO. Good one Chargers.

  37. shadowcell says: Jul 11, 2013 9:02 PM

    but if they move to LA, how will all the other owners threaten to move to LA the next time they want to extort public money out of their home cities?

  38. mrnick66 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:32 PM

    look at all of cali’s stadiums oakland…a joke…s.d. a joke wondering how only the 49ers got the cash for a new place?

  39. sampsonswag01 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:34 PM

    And what wasn’t said in that title “….ushering in the soon-to-be announced Los Angeles Chargers.”

  40. bruiserbrigade says: Jul 11, 2013 9:36 PM

    700 million? Outrageous.

  41. johnnyb216 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:37 PM

    Boy, the league is lucky all these teams still have LA to use as leverage in these stadium negotiations.

  42. johndont says: Jul 11, 2013 9:42 PM

    Look, let the city tax us to build a $1.7 billion stadium – I can pull my kids out of middle school to work and I can get a second job delivering pizzas to pay for my tickets. No problem.

  43. officialgame says: Jul 11, 2013 9:44 PM

    The gall some of these millionaire owners have in asking for government money that isn’t there is disgusting.

  44. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:55 PM

    Another billionaire looking for handouts when half the country is starving. CA has many budget problems and any money they can raise any way should go towards education, police, fire, EMTs and other things that are far more important.

    Let him finance his own stadium.

  45. trollaikman8 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:01 PM

    Let Qualcomm write that check and let them slap CDMA stickers on the helmets. They’re doing quite well.

  46. lobzila says: Jul 11, 2013 10:04 PM

    Its really quite simple how they can come up with public money for a new stadium. All they have to do is follow the Padres example for one season to insure the ballot will be passed by the public. Go to the Superbowl as a team. A win would be cool, but to just appear in the big game would insure the public will sign off on it.
    As a Charger fan, I would love to see this happen, but as a Charger fan, I also know it probably wont. A fan can dream can’t we?

  47. petedutcherjr says: Jul 11, 2013 10:05 PM

    They have been competitive for years. SD worn ld be fools to let them go. That said $700m seems awfully steep.

  48. rcali says: Jul 11, 2013 10:07 PM

    Owner Check List:
    1) Make the city/state pay for modern stadium with a posh owners suite on the 50 yard line.
    2) Double ticket, beer, food, and parking prices
    3) Make people buy a PSL so they are allowed to buy a seat
    4) Threaten city that your moving the team in 5-10 years if they don’t pay for the upgrades to your owner suite and maybe a few concourse bathrooms.

  49. larrydavid7000 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:10 PM

    I am not a Charger fan but if there ever a team that needs a stadium give them what ever they need and want.

  50. packerbackernj says: Jul 11, 2013 10:13 PM

    “I understand the point to start high. However, this is laughable at best. Perhaps they should threaten to move to China — that will surely work!”

    Funny you say that, China actually has like 20 stadiums they don’t use for anything, built in ghost cities no one lives in, to bolster their economy.

  51. w0rkh0lic1 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:16 PM

    Non of these teams plan ahead and start saving money for a new stadium until they have a building that’s falling down around them. As a Skins fan I am proud of the fact that FedEx field was almost 75% financed by the team, as opposed to the chargers owner only offering up 10% of the cost of the new stadium, hoping the league and the public will pick up the slack… Taking some public money is understandable because a sports team brings in revenue for the region, but trying to hold the region hostage by threatening to leave if the public wont finance the stadium can’t be good for local support for the team I would think.

  52. mauijim805 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:36 PM

    Chargers suck Broncos rule!Enjoy last place in the west and watching Broncoball in January…🇺🇸

  53. dmvtransplant says: Jul 11, 2013 10:41 PM

    @ nyyjetsknicks

    How did you come up with that number? Also your still not getting anything for your return on investment into the state. Losing a quarter for every dollar is still leading to debt.

    Maybe if Cali didn’t elect morons that pass such anti-business laws, companies wouldn’t be forced to move to TX, LA and FL. I mean come on the movie “Battle: Los Angeles” was filmed in Louisiana for a reason. Hell the Lt. Governor of Cali had to travel to Texas 2 yrs ago and ask CEO’s that moved their companies to TX why everybody was leaving Cali? Here’s an answer Red States know what it takes to make a business run and maybe having the guy that banned Happy Meals in SF isn’t the best person to run your state.

  54. whereyaat says: Jul 11, 2013 10:45 PM

    Socialism for the rich. The American Dream.
    ===========================

    Spanos used to be one of the top three most powerful Republicans in the state, and got Schwarzenegger elected. How ironic to see the GOP wanting to get in on the taxpayer-funded action!

    Just kidding, of course. Rush Limbaugh wanted to do the same thing when he was trying to buy a piece of the Rams.

    San Diego has some Republican-dominated neighborhoods too, so the disconnect between Spanos and his “constituents” is pretty telling.

  55. quicktaker says: Jul 11, 2013 10:46 PM

    Qualcomm is a good stadium to watch a game. Excellent sightlines and a good area for tailgaiting. San Diego needs a new owner and not a new stadium.
    It doesn’t make any sense to build a billion dollar stadium. The owners know this and look for a sleazy government and ignorant constituency to pay for it all.

  56. grumpyredskin23 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:54 PM

    The Chargers are perennial disappointments and don’t deserve a dime of taxpayer money that’s for sure. With that said though, they should look at the revenue that is generated for the city when they hosted Superbowls. My guess is that a couple of those generate more than the cost. The NFL loves to have the Superbowl in SD but a new stadium is the only way they’ll get another one.

  57. sfm073 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:54 PM

    When will you people start realizing it doesn’t make sense economically for a team to move to LA. Most of the revenue generated by the NFL is all shared. When you add in the relocation fee and the fact that unless you want to pay out of pocket for a new stadium you’ll never own it.

  58. kane337 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:58 PM

    Spanos can only cough up $100 million? That is total BS.

    Arthur Blank is forking out over $800 million for his new stadium.

  59. anicra says: Jul 11, 2013 11:04 PM

    somekat says:
    Jul 11, 2013 7:53 PM
    700 million? in broke a$$ California? that’ll go over well

    ____________________

    California gets back $.76 for every $1.00 it gives the government. If red states weren’t such leeches, California would be in better shape.
    ————————————-
    Seriously do a search for California and financial trouble. You will be online til doomsday reading articles. They have major problems.

  60. mtheparrothead says: Jul 11, 2013 11:08 PM

    But the jags are moving? Haha yeah right.

  61. brassknuckles47 says: Jul 11, 2013 11:16 PM

    This stuff frosts me! These BILLIONAIRES want to have the public pay for their stadium where THEY ram a $3 beer down our throats for $9! It’s like charging me a fee to go into a place I am helping pay for just so I can have the opportunity to buy something from them! Might as well bend over. Are the Chargers going to reimbure us for loaning them the money? If they want public money for a stadium, what is the cash return to me ?????

  62. spdy34 says: Jul 11, 2013 11:16 PM

    Los Angeles Chargers of San Diego?

  63. alonestartexan says: Jul 11, 2013 11:27 PM

    I swore I’d never comment here again, but to hell with it! Come on Spanos, you know you’ll get a palace if you move to San Antonio!

    Be like many other California businesses and move to Texas!

  64. alonestartexan says: Jul 11, 2013 11:29 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jul 11, 2013 8:47 PM
    California gets back $.76 for every $1.00 it gives the government. If red states weren’t such leeches, California would be in better shape.
    _________________

    Texas is a red state, and it gets back only $.90 for every $1.00 it sends to D.C.

  65. squared80 says: Jul 11, 2013 11:33 PM

    Who’s going to LA first… San Diego or St. Louis?

  66. granadafan says: Jul 11, 2013 11:43 PM

    Spanos is a big time donor to ultra Conservative and Tea Party politicians. He claims to be against welfare and food stamps for the needy, yet this multibillionaire of a billion dollar team in a league worth tens of billions is crying poor and DEMANDS 700 billion.

    SMH

  67. bryans49ers says: Jul 11, 2013 11:50 PM

    LOL!!!!! Expecting 700 million from tax payers who are already paying over 60 percent in total taxes is why the Chargers don’t have a stadium. They are stupid!!!

  68. jayniner says: Jul 11, 2013 11:50 PM

    Lets cut to the chase and make it $1 billion, cuz you know you want to be back in L.A……the biggest football market in the league without a team…(your mouth is frothing)…..it’s gonna happen!

  69. brucealmty says: Jul 11, 2013 11:54 PM

    Some kind of tax the man says. Perhaps a tax on the citizens of San Diego, perhaps $700 million taxpayer dollars. That’s one of the many benes of having a professional sports team in your city….more taxes.

  70. riverhorsey says: Jul 12, 2013 12:03 AM

    San Diego will always be a surfers town.

  71. green41563 says: Jul 12, 2013 12:09 AM

    No public money for private sports franchises. Period.

  72. raiderssf says: Jul 12, 2013 12:32 AM

    As an Oakland Raider fan I cant’t stand the San Diego Chargers. With that said, I oppose moving the team from San Diego and hope that the city of San Diego, the fans, the NFL, and the Chargers organization figure it out. A team moving is one of the most heartbreaking thing a fan has to go through of which I don’t wish upon any fan regardless of who they root for.

  73. aldavisisalive says: Jul 12, 2013 12:43 AM

    THEY CAN BUILD IT FOR $5 MILLION IF THEY BUILD IT SOUTH OF THE BORDER IN T.J. MEXICO.THEY COULD HAVE BULLFIGHTS FOR HALF TIME ENTERTAINMENT, SELL CHEAP TACATE BEER AND FIFTY CENT TACOS. THEY COULD OPEN UP SOME OF THE CONFISCATED DRUG TUNNELS SO THE FANS COULD WALK ACROSS UNDERNEATH AND BYPASS THE BORDER CHECKPOINT TRAFFIC JAMS. THEY COULD SELL ALOT OF EXPENSIVE SKYBOXES TO THE WEALTHY DRUG CARTELS. IF THEY HIRE SOME MEXICAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS, IF THERE IS ANY TO BE FOUND, THE MEXICAN’S WOULD PACK THE PLACE. AND THE SPANOS FAMILY COULD BUILD ANOTHER 20 MILLION CRAPPY APARTMENTS IN MEXICO AS A BONUS! VIVA lOS CHARGERS !

  74. dirtydrew says: Jul 12, 2013 12:45 AM

    Good luck San Diego.

  75. geetee52 says: Jul 12, 2013 1:00 AM

    The Chargers should quit messing around and go straight to the Governor’s office.

    If anyone can look at a horrific balance sheet…preside over a dwindling revenue base because tax-paying businesses are leaving the state over onerous taxation, and generally ignore reality to buy something he ideologically supports, it is Jerry Brown.

    What’s a mere $700 million bucks to a state that is already in the red by tens of billion$?

  76. dasmol says: Jul 12, 2013 1:18 AM

    20th year of season tickets coming up, and I won’t hesitate to walk if they try pulling that PSL crap with a new stadium.

  77. NoHomeTeam says: Jul 12, 2013 1:56 AM

    I think we’ve pretty well established that there is no will to commit public funds for stadium construction here in the greater L.A. area. The Chargers — or any other team, for that matter — realistically have no shot at public funding.

    That was the appeal of the Farmers Field proposal; to all appearances, it minimized public expenditure and put most of the financial burden on the private sector. Of course, that may well be why the NFL was so resistant to it.

    Oh, and Mike? We don’t want the Chargers here, even if they pay for their own stadium.

  78. rubicon202 says: Jul 12, 2013 2:16 AM

    Yeah and Bob Filner will break ground along with breaking every sexual harassment violation in the US…700 mill good luck with that, gas is like $4.05 a gallon, crazy son, just crazy!

  79. wulfranoruizsainz says: Jul 12, 2013 2:26 AM

    LA is not an NFL town. Chargers should stay in Qualcomm indefinitely.

  80. Robert says: Jul 12, 2013 3:37 AM

    1. San Antonio Chargers
    2. Los Angeles Rams
    3. Los Angeles Raiders

    2015

  81. droyer85 says: Jul 12, 2013 4:28 AM

    If every football fan told the NFL “If you build it, we will come” then all this talk of public funding would be a thing of the past. The NFL has a dilemma currently with attendance as it is. The only reason that public funds are used is because the people stand for it, and it’s become commonplace. I do understand that having a state of the art stadium will bring money into the local economy… I get it… but why does 70% have to be public funds? If it was 25% then I’d understand much better.

  82. joetoronto says: Jul 12, 2013 5:58 AM

    What a joke, just move baby.

    Choo choo!

  83. gb4mn0 says: Jul 12, 2013 6:09 AM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jul 11, 2013 8:47 PM
    somekat says:
    Jul 11, 2013 7:53 PM
    700 million? in broke a$$ California? that’ll go over well

    ____________________

    California gets back $.76 for every $1.00 it gives the government. If red states weren’t such leeches, California would be in better shape.

    —————————————

    So what are we to draw with from your incredibly misleading statement? That socialist leaning blue states should receive a greater percentage of federal funding simply because they’re more in tune with a statism ideology?

    Since we’re resorting to lunatic funding scenarios, why doesn’t Cal just hit up the approx 2.5 million illegals whom live there for a measly $100 buck a year stadium tax. They could write off a $1 billion stadium in 5 years.

  84. fubar5150 says: Jul 12, 2013 8:11 AM

    Hell No I’m not paying again for a
    sub par team again # padresgougedusalready

  85. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 12, 2013 8:23 AM

    Good luck with your new stadium chargers, It sucks you all have to pay for it but that’s life in NFL cities now a days. If you want to see what a world class facility looks like, look no further than Lucas Oil Stadium!

  86. SeenThisB4 says: Jul 12, 2013 8:36 AM

    Correction: The NFL didn’t contribute $200 million for the 49ers stadium, they “loaned” them $200 million toward construction, it has to be repaid by the fans of the 49ers, with interest. I don’t call that a “contribution”, that’s just financing.

  87. acinsd says: Jul 12, 2013 8:38 AM

    I was in this place for the first time last weekend. It’s a more rundown version of Three Rivers (which was torn down over a decade ago). That said, there is no way they are getting close to that kind of money from the city. After the way that Petco hung taxpayers out to dry and the fact that the convention center expansion wants nothing to do with this, good luck. On top of all that is the local politics out here right now are so out of control that they won’t even have meetings anymore, so good luck even getting all the parties involved into one room.

  88. jdubkc says: Jul 12, 2013 8:49 AM

    That’s only 1 million from each season ticket holder.

  89. i10east says: Jul 12, 2013 8:59 AM

    They should move midway between SD and LA a lil bit off the beaten path. Maybe in Temecula.

  90. steelers4385 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:06 AM

    Lol. Good luck

  91. riichiieriich says: Jul 12, 2013 9:41 AM

    As a San Diegan, I can tell you one huge reason why the city dwellers will never ever fund a new stadium for the chargers: They’ve never won anything.

    Why should we, the taxpayers of this city, fund a brand new shiny stadium for a team that has never done anything? You don’t reward losers. You reward winners. Win a championship and then we’ll talk.

  92. phinfan says: Jul 12, 2013 9:58 AM

    Stephen Ross is shaking his head in disbeleif

  93. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 12, 2013 10:13 AM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Jul 12, 2013 6:09 AM
    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jul 11, 2013 8:47 PM
    somekat says:
    Jul 11, 2013 7:53 PM
    700 million? in broke a$$ California? that’ll go over well

    ____________________

    California gets back $.76 for every $1.00 it gives the government. If red states weren’t such leeches, California would be in better shape.

    —————————————

    So what are we to draw with from your incredibly misleading statement? That socialist leaning blue states should receive a greater percentage of federal funding simply because they’re more in tune with a statism ideology?

    Since we’re resorting to lunatic funding scenarios, why doesn’t Cal just hit up the approx 2.5 million illegals whom live there for a measly $100 buck a year stadium tax. They could write off a $1 billion stadium in 5 years.

    _______________

    No one said they should get back more money they the give. The failure red states should get out of the fairytale building and get to work instead of relying on the northeast and west coast.

  94. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 12, 2013 10:15 AM

    alonestartexan says:
    Jul 11, 2013 11:29 PM
    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jul 11, 2013 8:47 PM
    California gets back $.76 for every $1.00 it gives the government. If red states weren’t such leeches, California would be in better shape.
    _________________

    Texas is a red state, and it gets back only $.90 for every $1.00 it sends to D.C.

    _________________

    Texas is like winning first place at the special Olympics. You’re doing better than you’re competitors but its nothing to brag about.

  95. MDSisAtool says: Jul 12, 2013 10:15 AM

    I didn’t think the entire state of California had $700 million dollars to hand out.

  96. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 12, 2013 10:35 AM

    BLOWS MY MIND THAT A TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY AND BILLION DOLLAR TEAMS

    STILL ASK FOR MONEY FROM THE HARDWORKING PUBLIC….

    disgusting.

  97. Getoffmylawn! says: Jul 12, 2013 10:46 AM

    $700 Million in public funds…. Stay classy San Diego!

  98. gb4mn0 says: Jul 12, 2013 10:57 AM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jul 12, 2013 10:13 AM
    gb4mn0 says:
    Jul 12, 2013 6:09 AM
    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jul 11, 2013 8:47 PM
    somekat says:
    Jul 11, 2013 7:53 PM
    700 million? in broke a$$ California? that’ll go over well

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    California gets back $.76 for every $1.00 it gives the government. If red states weren’t such leeches, California would be in better shape.

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    So what are we to draw with from your incredibly misleading statement? That socialist leaning blue states should receive a greater percentage of federal funding simply because they’re more in tune with a statism ideology?

    Since we’re resorting to lunatic funding scenarios, why doesn’t Cal just hit up the approx 2.5 million illegals whom live there for a measly $100 buck a year stadium tax. They could write off a $1 billion stadium in 5 years.

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    No one said they should get back more money they the give. The failure red states should get out of the fairytale building and get to work instead of relying on the northeast and west coast.

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    Typical nonsensical, progressive elitist bilge.
    Why don’t you try and prove that laughable assessment with some empirical data.

  99. baily67 says: Jul 12, 2013 11:46 AM

    I think the owners need to pay for upgrades as they just sit back and collect $

  100. dmartsd says: Jul 12, 2013 11:46 AM

    Build it already the best city in the nation needs the best stadium in the nation

  101. NoHomeTeam says: Jul 12, 2013 1:59 PM

    i10east says: They should move midway between SD and LA a lil bit off the beaten path. Maybe in Temecula.

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    Oceanside Chargers?

  102. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    Chicago is big enough to have a 2nd team.

    Share Soldier Field and become the Chicago Chargers in the AFC West.

    The move would save a lot of money.

    Obongo and all the Chicago white house machine would do a lot to help.

  103. ez14u2 says: Jul 13, 2013 12:23 AM

    Original from Georgia, I live in San Antonio, TX. Been a HUGE San Diego Chargers fan since the late 70’s. In 2009, I lucked up and was in San Diego for a conference. I am to see my favorite team play the Ravens. Had the greatest time EVER at the game with great fans all around until Ray Lewis tackled Darren Sproles the backfield – Game Over. That said, you don’t have to live there to know – you need da-n new stadium – or until then, fake the people out at lest by re-doing the parking lot. Good Lord. $700 million – that CRAAZY. Mr. Spanos needs to drop some loot. Public $100 mil – Spanos $700 mil. Maybe? Can’t image the team not being in San Diego. Do something, please. If they do move to San Antonio (highly doubt it, too many sorry a$$ Cowboys fans here) and they are still the Chargers, I am crackin’ the wallet open. For now, they could have church-like fund and pass the collection plate around to pay for a new stadium. I got 5 on it! Seriously. Oh yeah – Broncos Suxs, CAN’T stand the Raiders, – Chiefs, whatever!

  104. jackericsson says: Jul 13, 2013 1:15 PM

    Stop funding billionaire’s stadiums.

  105. chargers4ever says: Jul 13, 2013 5:16 PM

    I absolutely love how other teams fans are posting about this. That being said, I disagree with Spanos and he’s got some cahones if he thinks the public should put up 700M. I live in Utah, where the Broncos bandwagoners come in droves. San Diego is my home, but if they choose to move to LA LA land, ill follow reluctantly. BoltUp forever.

  106. johnogre says: Jul 16, 2013 3:01 AM

    Dean Spanos is a cancer to San Diego. Sounds like they’re in talks with the Rams to build a shared stadium in LA.

    Hope he hires Ho Lee Fuk to pilot their private plane on a one way family getaway to nowhere.

  107. prijak1 says: Jul 19, 2013 3:52 AM

    As a Los Angeles 40+ year resident I do not want to see the Raiders move here …. It’s obvious all Raiders fans want everything for free … They want free tickets and free beer…. The stadium will not w profitable if the Raiders move to L.A. Also people with money will not buy season seats for fear of getting mugged by Raiders fans …. Hopefully the Rams and the Chargers come to L. A.

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