As reported by its local NBC affiliate, the San Diego Chargers have officially submitted their citizens’ initiative for a $1.8 billion stadium/convention center combination in downtown San Diego. Currently they are waiting for a mandatory grace period to end before they can begin attempting to gather the 100,000 signatures to try to get their plan on the ballot this coming November 8th.
On Friday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer sent the Chargers organization a 15 page detailed menu of “needed information for additional analysis” of the $1.8 billion proposal that the team is targeting for the East Village section of downtown San Diego.
To drum up signatures for the proposal, the Chargers have called in a few favors to get support. Quarterback Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will attend an event in the East Village this coming Saturday for a pep rally to show that they are all unified in keeping the Chargers in San Diego.
I’m not sure if bringing the commish in on this is the best move, but for a city desperate to keep their team, it just might work.
Flip the pages to see all the rendering photos of potential new stadium…