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San Diego gives Chargers a Sept. 11 deadline to commit to staying

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Fans looking for some sort of progress between the City of San Diego and the Chargers have something new: an actual deadline!

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This is something.

San Diego officials have chosen Sept. 11 as the deadline for the NFL’s Chargers to agree on a new stadium in Mission Valley and thus commit to staying in San Diego.

City officials told the Chargers on Tuesday the two sides need to reach a deal by the September deadline on the proposed $1.1 billion stadium in order to meet legal requirements that would enable a Jan. 12 special election to be held for the stadium.

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That's a pretty quiet announcement of a very important deadline, which is confusing to say the least.

Now, this is somewhat dependent upon the NFL's own deadlines (and those of the Chargers). If the NFL delays a move to Los Angeles by another year, buying San Diego a lot more time, then they don't need to abide by the January 12th special election and September 11th can pass by without importance (to this particular stadium situation).