Make your voice heard on the stadium location before the CSAG submits their recommendation in a few days.
The San Diego Stadium Coalition urges all members to contact the Mayor’s Office and the Citizen’s Stadium Advisory Group and share your thoughts on a stadium location.
Our organization is willing to support either a Mission Valley or Downtown stadium location as long as the Chargers also support the proposed location.
However, it is our strong belief that the Downtown site offers the best opportunity to keep the Chargers in San Diego for the following reasons:
1. A multi-use facility downtown has the most available funding mechanisms potentially including Transient Occupancy Tax and revenue from the sale of the Qualcomm site in Mission Valley
2. A multi-use facility would serve the sports and entertainment community and resolve the need for additional convention center space so that the city can retain high profile events such as Comic-Con
3. A multi-use facility has the best chance of gaining support from the broadest group of residents making the path to public support for funding much more manageable
4. We strongly believe that the Chargers will only support a downtown stadium initiative for a variety of reasons including those we’ve outlined here
With regard to Mission Valley, we feel that although a potentially workable plan is feasible, there are a lot of hurdles that will require too much time to clear in our opinion. Selecting the Mission Valley site would be a fatal move in this process.
What’s changed since the Chargers original proposed a redevelopment plan in Mission Valley? You need only look at Chargers’ stadium point man Mark Fabiani’s comments during our recent chat to see why selecting this location is such a liability for the city and the fans.
“What has changed at the Q since the plan in 2004?
1. The cost of the stadium and infrastructure improvements has more than doubled
2. The real estate market is not as robust now as it was then
3. A great deal of development has occurred since then in Mission Valley, making a dense, multi-use project on the Qualcomm site likely unacceptable to the people who live in Mission Valley.
4. In addition — and this is the most important point of all — it will take many years for a developer to get a mixed use project in Mission Valley entitled — until the developer can actually start building. So, a development project in Mission Valley won’t start throwing off any revenue for many years, until after it is entitled.”
The CSAG will make a decision on a proposed location soon, so we urge you to get involved and call, email or write to the key decisions makers in this process.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer – email@example.com
City Administration Building
202 C Street, 11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 236-6330
Citizen’s Stadium Advisory Group – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter – #CSAG
SDSC Hosted a Live Chat with Chargers Stadium Point Man Mark Fabiani on February 26, 2015 – Read the entire transcript here.
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