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DolfanDaveInATX
04-21-2006, 10:09 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2417097

Mayor admits city can't afford to build them a new stadium and will ask the City Council to allow the Chargers to explore other sites in San Diego County. If no deal by the end of the year, the Chargers will buy out their lease after the 2008 season and move. LOS ANGELES <cough cough>...

TX-FinFan
04-21-2006, 10:36 PM
I just can't understand the need for all these teams to keep building all these new stadiums. What's wrong with their current stadium?

edit - Just dug up a litte info on the stadium
1967 - $27.75 million authorized to build new stadium with 53,000 seats
1984 - $9.1 million stadium expanded to 61,000 seats and 50 suites
1997 - $78 million for a major expansion bringing the total seating capacity to 71,500; two new video screens and a practice facility for the Chargers.

Yes the stadium is a little old, but they just dumped $80M into it a few yrs ago.

MARINO1384
04-21-2006, 10:42 PM
I just can't understand the need for all these teams to keep building all these new stadiums. What's wrong with their current stadium?

Alot of them are 20-30+ year old stadiums that can't compare to the newier ones which are soo much nicier then older ones.

Coral Reefer
04-22-2006, 01:01 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2417097

Mayor admits city can't afford to build them a new stadium and will ask the City Council to allow the Chargers to explore other sites in San Diego County. If no deal by the end of the year, the Chargers will buy out their lease after the 2008 season and move. LOS ANGELES <cough cough>...

That's a shame.....

San Diego is so much nicer a place than L.A.
I hope they can find a way to keep them there.

Amars
04-22-2006, 01:27 AM
They just built them a new practice field. They'll find the money.

Metal Panda
04-22-2006, 01:38 AM
dear god, this is worse than the people who title articles for Yahoo. A mention that this might potentially happen and you already have them packing their bags.

ganooch
04-22-2006, 11:50 AM
Just remember that Taglibue really wants a team in LA. He will be gone before this scenario takes place but the commisioner's office really has a hard on for a team in LA. Two teams were there and they both left. screw em.

Perfect23
04-22-2006, 11:55 AM
The L.A. Chargers :shakeno: .

TXFinFan
04-22-2006, 05:45 PM
Where are all the people that were signing that petition for the Bills? :rolleyes2

Looks like the Chargers need your help now. Maybe Ralph Wilson will talk to Congress for them?

Doubt it.

Roman529
04-22-2006, 09:54 PM
You know they are going to LA because Tags wants a team there even though the fans don't come to games.

dlockz
04-22-2006, 10:13 PM
Since the nfl makes all this money why don't they build thier own damn stadium. It amazes me that these millionaires get welfare basically and free million dollar stadiums of which they make all the money. Sweet Deal for the owners.

Fin Fan in Cali
04-23-2006, 12:16 AM
This article says it all. They could look at Chula Vista which is just south of San Diego, or my city, Oceanside. Also Los Angeles is a possibility. The NFL wants two teams there. Also San Antonio liked the Saints there and has been in touch with the Chargers.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060422-9999-1n22chargers.html

SEAFinFan
04-23-2006, 03:29 AM
I would not be pleased at all, the Chargers are my 2nd team to the Dolphins one of things me and my father cherish together if they move from San Diego I'm sure we'll both be heartbroken :(.

ih8brady
04-23-2006, 04:04 AM
as long as they don't have those butt ugly powder blue uniforms, I don't mind.

SEAFinFan
04-23-2006, 04:27 AM
as long as they don't have those butt ugly powder blue uniforms, I don't mind.

Powder Blue Unis = Best Unis in the league! I have a Tomlinson & Gates Uni's, Powder Blue and I love'em!

ih8brady
04-23-2006, 05:55 AM
Powder Blue Unis = Best Unis in the league! I have a Tomlinson & Gates Uni's, Powder Blue and I love'em!

ok, but I wouldn't be caught dead with that ugly shade of blue. Almost as bad as the Buffalo Argonauts....Almost

RedHotCulpepper
04-23-2006, 10:25 AM
Qualcomm is a rat hole, i cant blame them for wanting a new stadium. As was Veterans Stadium, Three Rivers Stadium, Foxboro Stadium, Sun Devil Stadium, Cleveland Municipal etc. So when you have stadiums that are so old i cant blame them for trying to get new ones. As soon as construction of one was allowed a domino effect for new stadiums came. But relocation is one thing i dont like, surely there is a way to work it out without threatening to relocate.

Fin Fan in Cali
04-23-2006, 10:44 AM
Qualcomm has a lot of leaks and other problems with it. :wink: