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    Re: LA's fine, the sun shines most of the time and the feeling..

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    Quote Originally Posted by "sd steel":xdhgp7h2
    Quite possibly the Chargers. The reason being the City of SD is basically bankrupt, so they are not working with the Chargers at all to get the stadium deal done, and there are alot of people in this town who are not Charger fans, (like the city attorney). They were the LA Chargers before they were they San Diego Chargers anyway. Plus they are a bunch of fair weather fans. When the teams sucks no one goes to the games.

    But the reality of it is, LA doesn't need a team. They haven't had a team for over 15 years. LA is such a melting pot that the NFL probabaly benefits by not putting in a team in LA, because any NFL team products will sell there.
    I heard discussions last week where the Chargers were contemplating moving to a suburb of SD. I can't remember the name of the little town but it was a hot topic last week. Of course like in business it could change in 7 minutes let alone 7 days.
    It's not a little town, its in San Diego County and about 5 minutes from downtown San Diego, called National City. They have also looked about 30 minutes north in Oceanside. The logical thing would be to put it where Qualcomm stadium is, but the Spanos' are looking for a hand out from the tax payers. It's really a no brainer for the Spanos' to buy the land and build it themselves, but they are not talking about their decision yet so there are alot of suitors looking to give them a sweetheart deal, one being in LA. The city is stupid because a state of the art stadium would generate so much income for the city, (tourism, Super Bowls, concerts etc,), but they are in a budget crisis so the anti sports fans and attorneys are all about letting the Chargers walk.[/quotedhgp7h2]

    The suburb that was mentioned to me was Chula Vista!! I had to look it up!! It does look like Chula Vista and National City are real close they may be considered the same area/town, not sure. I sure as heck don't know the area, only been there once, and it was over 20 years ago. Has that been mentioned in the local papers or was it bad info that I recieved?
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    Re: LA's fine, the sun shines most of the time and the feeling..

    Chula Vista is a good sized town, not far from the Mexican boarder. It also boasts the US Olympic training center. Well managed city really.

    The problem is that it is about 30 minutes south of the current stadium, because you have to go inland to get that much real estate for a stadium with the facilities they would want to add to the project.

    I don't see that happening.
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    Re: LA's fine, the sun shines most of the time and the feeling..

    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan
    Chula Vista is a good sized town, not far from the Mexican boarder. It also boasts the US Olympic training center. Well managed city really.

    The problem is that it is about 30 minutes south of the current stadium, because you have to go inland to get that much real estate for a stadium with the facilities they would want to add to the project.

    I don't see that happening.
    Cool, thanks for the info!!! Much appreciated!!!

    I thought it might be cool to have the Chula Vista Chargers
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    Re: LA's fine, the sun shines most of the time and the feeling..

    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
    It won't be Buffalo. Those home games in Toronto will be too far for them to travel.

    In reality, Buffalo is trying to work their way through their financial situation by using those home games in Toronto. Rogers paid Ralph Wilson $75M for 5 RS and 3 PS games.
    If he needs to raise some $$$, instead of whining about how the last collective bargaining agreement hurts small market teams, why not sell the naming rights to the stadium, instead of naming it after your damn self. Not even a super-ego like Jerry Jones would have the cojones to name his new Stadium in Arlington "Jerry Jones Field" but that is what the Bills owner has done with "Ralph Wilson Stadium."

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