A Letter from a New Member Says It Best
We recently received this email from one of our newer members. It is so powerfully written and offers such an honest take on why members of the San Diego Stadium Coalition are working so hard to get stadium built in San Diego County that I want to share it with everyone.
"First off, I apologize at first for this mass email. I hate them myself and never send them out except on occasions I feel can benefit.
Many of you know that I am diehard Chargers fan and a native of San Diego, America's Finest City. My favorite city and football team have some serious issues that need addressing. At one time, I believed I could not affect anything as I am not a politician, nor did I want to be, and this email is far from anything political.
I have joined a group of people who are dead set on keeping the Chargers in San Diego. We are a grass roots group of people (not a political group) who are devising a plan to keep the Chargers in San Diego. It has long been known that the San Diego City Council members have closed their ears to the Chargers about getting a new stadium. This group has already been effective as to going beyond city officials in hopes to get a deal done. We have already made in-roads with Mark Fabiani (Chargers general counsel), Dean Spanos (owner of the Chargers), other investors, developers, and media personnel (print, radio, TV).
So, why am I writing this to you? This group needs your help and you do not need to be a resident of San Diego to help. Our group, "San Diego Stadium Coalition" has setup a website where you can access articles about the group and our efforts in keeping the Chargers in San Diego County. I kindly and humbly ask that the only thing I could ask of you is to sign up on our website, that's it. The membership numbers is key to allowing us to show the Chargers, city officials, investors, developers...etc that we are serious about what we are doing. Now, I know what you may be thinking, oh my, why do I have to sign up for something? Well, to sign up on our website, you only need to provide your name, email, and a logon name. You won't be asked for a credit card, your email information will NOT be sold. This is just a simple signup website, and after signing up, you don't have to do anymore if you don't want to. And if you feel like participating, there is a message forum; we have live chats with key people, including a live chat with Mark Fabiani on May 15th.
If you're wondering why the Chargers would leave San Diego? The answer is that they are financially unable to compete with other teams because of the lack of luxury suites at the current stadium. All 32 teams share revenue on their regular ticket sales, but they keep their luxury suite ticket revenues for themselves. All of this type of information can be found on our website, plus other questions you may have.
Our group's website is http://www.sdstadium.org/.
You are more than welcome to browse the website before signing up.
Thank you for listening and if you choose not to sign up, thanks for at least reading this, and if you do sign up, thanks for your help and support. There are some of you on this email that are fans of other teams but I know that you would think that it would be a pity for the Chargers to lose 50 years of history, and it would be terribly economically for the Chargers to leave San Diego.
Please sign up and learn more about what we are doing.
This letter goes to show that sometimes the perfect way to tell your own story is through someone else's words. Thanks again to Tyce for joining the movement and many thanks to ALL of our current and future devoted members.