Chargers

Chargers fan offers backyard for stadium site

"The best way to pay for it is to have other people pay for it"

Thousands of San Diegans showed up to party, tailgate, and generally show their support for the city's football team before a Monday-evening public forum put on by a new stadium advisory group organized by mayor ...

Qualcomm offers $50 million to pull name from Mission Valley stadium

"Q" for "Questionable Investment"?

Statement from Qualcomm public relations director Chip Speed: "As the debate over the Chargers' future stadium intensifies, one thing becomes increasingly clear: their current stadium, the one that has borne our name since 1997, is ...

Chargers-Raiders shared stadium proposal includes "brawl cage"

Not pent up, but still penned in

Statement from Los Angeles Stadium designer Gruenwelt Schadenfreude: "Brawls seem to be an inevitable, even integral part of the Chargers-Raiders football experience. Sharing a stadium will almost certainly lead to increased levels of contact between ...

A reading from the Book of Spanos

A disaster of Biblical proportions?

Then the Almighty Dollar came to Spanos a second time: "Go to the great city of San Diego and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Spanos obeyed the word of the Dollar and ...

Chargers departure could hit U-T where it hurts

Paper's commercial viability threatened by team's relocation to L.A.?

Ever since the Chargers arrived here from Los Angeles in 1961, the football team has had a godfather in what used to be known as the Union-Tribune, and before that the morning Union and the ...

No ballot tricks, Fabiani tells city

Two-thirds vote needed for public funding, Chargers counsel demands

As recently reported here, the San Diego City Council is grappling with how to pay $271 million in debt service for Petco Park, approved by the citizenry in a 1998 simple-majority "advisory" vote. Sold to ...

Holy Ram nation, Mr. Spanos

Chargers' L.A. option may vanish if Inglewood council okays Kroenke stadium

According to two stories (February 9 and February 12), in the Los Angeles Times, the Inglewood City Council could vote as early as February 24 on developer Stan Kroenke's plan to build a $1.5 billion ...

Nick's neck news

Longtime Charger center retires, citing desire to spend more time with functioning body.

Confirming rumors that had circulated ever since a neck injury ended his 2014 season prematurely, longtime San Diego Charger Center Nick Hardwick announced his retirement from the NFL on February 3. During an emotional press ...

Chargers stadium task force "packed"

Financially strapped city and team owner, but, here come the experts

The U-T editorialized today (January 31) that the task force on the Chargers stadium is "packed with the right mix of expertise." Of course it is "packed" — just as all the other task forces ...

Big money political players rule Chargers task force

Faulconer funders get front row seats on stadium panel

Though the fate of the San Diego Chargers and their long quest for a new taxpayer-subsidized stadium hangs in the balance, one thing is certain: the task force set up by mayor Kevin Faulconer to ...

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