Last week, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer offered to meet with Chargers owner Dean Spanos. Spanos apparently accepted; the two men met on Sunday.
“We are pleased that the Task Force decided on Friday to accelerate its work and deliver a report within the next three months,” the Chargers said in a statement issued Sunday following the meeting. “This is good news for the process, and Dean joined the Mayor in supporting this expedited schedule. We pledged to continue to work cooperatively with the Task Force. Dean emphasized that we remain committed to finding a publicly acceptable stadium solution here in San Diego, but Dean also explained in detail to the Mayor the reasons that the franchise must create other options for itself in the event that an agreement is not reached. We now look forward to moving ahead with the Mayor and the Task Force.”
That’s a far different tone than recent statements from the team, which perhaps means that the Chargers believe they have gotten the attention of the powers-that-be, and that the folks in San Diego finally realize that, after 14 years of trying, the time for action has arrived.
It doesn’t mean a stadium will be built in San Diego. It means that one final effort will be made.