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Where Will the San Diego Chargers Go Now That the Stadium Wasn’t Approved?

By Mike in Downtown News|Events with 0 Comments

After the city of San Diego voted against building the Chargers a new stadium to replace Qualcomm Stadium, the football team must decide where they’ll play after failing to secure a convention center east of Petco Park, where many people are purchasing real estate for sale in East Village San Diego. They must now decide if they’ll join the Rams in Los Angeles after owner Dean Spanos invested $10 million in an effort to propose a new stadium. This could force the team to take a deal in Inglewood due to a limited number of options available after several years of discussions. Fans and local residents are anticipating an announcement to be made on the team’s future after the season.

There is also the possibility of the San Diego Chargers getting an extension for another year before deciding where they’ll play, although some argue this step won’t be effective. The Chargers needed 66.7 percent of votes in favor of the measure to have it pass, but only received 40 percent. Some argue the measure would have passed if the Chargers were winning more games in recent years. Many people are anticipating the team to move after the ballot defeat due to other plans that have been exhausted over the years to secure a place in San Diego, which has cost Spanos millions of dollars and thousands of hours of planning.

The team offered to pitch in $700 million dollars for the stadium, which they argued could also be used for concerts and events throughout the year, but would still require tax dollars to be used. This has prompted Rams owner Stan Kroenke to welcome the team in Inglewood in 2019 after a deal is potentially made.

Many locals are frustrated with the outdated facility of the Chargers’ current stadium and the lack of support from city council reps in the area, which may cause the team to move permanently.

In the meantime, you can still catch the Chargers play at their current home in Mission Valley. If you’re lucky enough to own one of the amazing lofts, penthouses, or condos in East Village San Diego, you won’t have to travel too far to see a game. Get in touch with 92101 Urban Living at 619-649-0368 if you’d like to take a look at one of the attractive downtown properties currently on the market. We hope to hear from you soon. ')}