You used to be able to hear Cajon Speedway from Spring Valley. Pretty sure is there was a drag strip in Mission Valley, everyone would have to wear ear plugs within a 5 mile radius.I think it should be developed into a multi sport complex. Complete with 1/4 mile drag strip, short course off road track, and a new 3/8 mile oval to replace the one gone in El Cajon. Most of these events with the amount of enthusiasts in San Diego could produce near sell outs why are there no new venues to replace them ? Well that's what I think anyway.
14 yrs without an NFL team. What makes them think they can support 2 or 3? If it is a fantastic venue why so long?
The Chargers are gone and good riddance! I am over them and the NFL. Less Sunday traffic in San Diego, .
I hear you bro...the only problem is once the Chargers are gone, the traffic will lighten up but the road conditions will only get worse as our financial ability to $fix$ shit will be in the crapper. How are we going to replace the $$$ stream hole this is going to create???
you gotta take the good with the bad. We need the Chargers for the $$ they generate more than they need us....and that sucks.
The phrase is was a non-profit. They changed that status 3 or 4 months ago. Still not sure how they were a non-profit for the previous however many years though.
The bottom line to this argument is the REVENUE San Diego will lose if the Chargers leave. We gotta PAY to PLAY and I don't see a new SD stadium happening without public $$ becoming involved. This is an investment opportunity to keep the revenue stream the Chargers create in town. Without public $$ we will probably lose this team (by being blinder wearing stupidiots) and we will lose out on hotel revenue, restaurant revenue, transportation revenue and a host of other $$ generating opportunities. Over time, not having the Chargers will hurt the city and fuck with my NFL emotional well being....and I don't know if I can handle that
Is this more about money than football? yes! Will the public need to kick down some cash to assist? Yes. Are WE as San Diegan's STUPID if we let the Chargers leave? Fuck YES.
Unfortunately, I believe your entire premise is wrong. Sports economists that are not hired by the NFL or individual franchises have repeatedly stated that the overall economic impact of a franchise leaving a city is minimal. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/mar/03/economic-impact-chargers-leaving-san-diego-would-b/ Nor do new stadiums generate significant revenue. http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/1997/06/summer-taxes-noll
That being said, I would hate to see the Chargers leave San Diego. That does not mean I think the city/county should break the bank for a new stadium. I think the proposal from CSAG is about as good a deal for taxpayers as is possible, given the current situation. I also think that this is an issue that should be voted on county wide. Unfortunately, I also suspect that the Chargers are not really interested in staying in San Diego.