This may sound peripheral to the whole “expand the SD convention center” saga, but the problems with the Chargers aging Qualcomm Stadium (built in 1967) is very much in the mix as far as local politics go. The Chargers have been begging for a new stadium for ages—apparently the one they’ve got is so old it doesn’t even serve artisanal hot dogs. And now they’re one of three NFL teams begging to move to LA. The Chargers want to team up with The Raiders for a new stadium in Carson, while the St. Louis Rams want to return to their ancestral land with a new stadium in Inglewood. It’s up to the owners to decide which proposal, if any, to choose. Drama!
At any rate, if the NFL and the Chargers, a popular local fixture, can’t get the city of San Diego to figure out how to get the money to build a new facility, it puts the quandary of expanding the convention center into more perspective.
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Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.