The City of San Diego may not have a working partner in the San Diego Chargers, but they are pushing ahead with their plans to build an NFL stadium on the existing Mission Valley site anyway.
Here are the stadium renderings that they released before today's press conference.
This is a fair concept that voters will approve, if the Chargers return to the table for negotiations.— Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) August 10, 2015
City plan calls for #Chargers to contribute $362.5M, NFL $200M, city/county $350M, PSLs $187.5M.— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) August 10, 2015
What do you say to THAT, Mark Fabiani?
Mark Fabiani has already responded to the Mayor's speech today... pic.twitter.com/3U6P2MHIVa— XTRA 1360 FSSD (@XTRA1360) August 10, 2015
Oh, okay. Well, at least he's finally saying what he wants?
Here's the thing....the Chargers are never going to contribute $300+ million for this stadium. They just won't. In all likelihood, they can't. Mark Fabiani knows this, which is why he's pushing for the hoteliers to be brought in and for the convention center to be made a part of this, and for the stadium to be downtown.
The City is apparently going full steam ahead on Mission Valley, but they'll never get the Chargers back to the negotiating table that way, unfortunately.