A Look At The Chargers Proposed Downtown Stadium (Video)

Chargers proposed stadium videoOn November 8, in addition to electing a new president, US senator and choosing amongst numerous other office holders and referendums, the citizens of San Diego will be voting on Ballot Measure C, an initiative that would provide funding for a new Chargers stadium, located in downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood.  If approved, the city’s portion of the $1.8 billion project would be paid for by raising the hotel tax from the current 12.5 percent to a level of 16.5 percent. The Chargers and NFL would contribute a combined $650 million to the venture.

Since San Diego citizens are voting to raise a tax, by California law, 66 percent approval is needed for passing.  

This article link presents for and against arguments for the referendum, from the Chargers and a Measure C opposition group. 

The below video, narrated by Chargers great/CBS broadcaster Dan Fouts, provides full details on both the sources of funding and the extensive stadium design features. 

The Chargers have called Qualcomm Stadium home dating back to 1967. The inland, Mission Valley facility is located eight miles north of the proposed new stadium site. 

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