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Can the Chargers remain in San Diego with a new stadium?

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The San Diego Chargers and city of San Diego are looking to agree on proposal that would keep the team in the city, along with building a new 70,000 seat stadium.

The Chargers proposal is to build a new state of the art stadium in downtown San Diego, just 3 miles east of Petco Park, where the Padres play their home games.
The new facility could attract the NFL in awarding the city Super Bowls, and would cost and estimated $800 - $900 million to build.

The Chargers have hired Mark Fabiani a representative close to team president Dean Spanos, to handle the negotiations and meeting between the team and the mayor's office.

Matthew Awbrey head of communications for Mayor Kevin Faulconer, assured everyone about the agenda of the meeting.

"The Mayor’s staff had an introductory meeting today with a Chargers’ representative. It was an opportunity for both sides to meet each other in person, not the start of any formal negotiation. Mayor Faulconer looks forward to continuing a dialogue with the Chargers," said Awbrey.

The mayor's office also stressed that the will be seeking the best interest for the taxpayers of San Diego.

Fabiani also pointed out that the Chargers would also be willing to look at other locations beyond the downtown site.

In order to fund the new projected stadium, it would be a collective effort from the Spanos family, the NFL, along with the selling and development of 165 acres of land that Qualcomm Stadium sits on. Along with money that would be acquired form the selling of the San Diego Sports Arena that would represent the city's contribution.

The downtown location would be convenient for fans, residence and commuters and add to the beautiful landscape that is San Diego.

In the event that the two sides are unable to reach a deal, there is always the Los Angeles location of Farmers Field that could speed up the process of the Chargers getting a site completed in their city.

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