Huh ? are you saying we have traffic because of a football team ? and that road conditions will get worse because of less traffic ? I really doubt the Chargers have any economic impact on how well our roads are taken care of.I believe if the Chargers leave it will be business as usual.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.
Huh ? are you saying we have traffic because of a football team ? and that road conditions will get worse because of less traffic ? I really doubt the Chargers have any economic impact on how well our roads are taken care of.I believe if the Chargers leave it will be business as usual.
To remain a world class city ? The NFL does not determine if your city is world class. This thinking got us in the predicament we're in. The curb appeal of your city makes you a world class destination. It's because of the needs and dreams of the greedy our once exceptional destination has become so un appealing to many.We need the NFL in SD ( not necessarily the Chargers) to remain a world class city.
Revenue? Laugh my fucking ass off, the only "$" being brought in that's on the plus side of the balance sheet for a stadium is for the owners. The only jobs being created are Mcjobs. I like football too but let's be real here. We like watching football, most people don't. That is a FACT.
You said there was no economic impact from the Stadium.......I posted the amount of the economic impact from Forbes.....and that is only a couple of Bowl Games.....http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12867671/san-diego-chargers-make-33m-profit-rather-paying-23m-rent
The Chargers were supposed to be paying around 25 mil a year in rent. They didn't.
The last time the city made money from the Chargers was 2006, when the team paid net rent of $20,369. Income from two home playoff games was just enough to offset the rent credits and ADA money.
This is from the existing stadium where we might be able to break even if the bolts leave and we give credits to SDSU and use it for other purposes as much as possible. How would that work out for a 1.2 billion dollar stadium? Do we get 150 mill rent a year from the Chargers to cover it? Nope.
For starters we'll be 300 million in the black right out the gate even with this "creative" financing plan. Been on SD roads lately? You need a 4 x 4.
Last, you watch the games on tv same as me so why do we care where the stadium is?
I didn't realize the college guys were paying that 25 million in rent, but ok. "impact" can be both positive or negative. 300 million is a pretty big hole to dig out of.You said there was no economic impact from the Stadium.......I posted the amount of the economic impact from Forbes.....and that is only a couple of Bowl Games.....
The hardest part about looking at the revenue and economic impact of the NFL is that it is just very difficult to quantify just how and when revenue is generated. For example. The city is going to host the MLB Allstar game in 2016. That event will reach something like 100 plus countries and shown on television in 13 different languages with a total TV audience of about 46 million people. What do you think that would cost if the city were to advertise San Diego on TV to that kind of audience? I asked the head of the Tourism Marketing district what that would cost and he said his budget was around 30 mil and it would take more than that. Now imagine the Super Bowl (which has a much bigger audience) playing in February when most of the country is shoveling snow. Imagine people watching the game and seeing those cut away shots of hang gliders over Torrey Pines or San Diego Bay, the beach, Zoo, Seaworld. Imagine all the people who now want to come to SD and spend their tourist dollars. The second largest source of income for the city I believe.
The NFL is very important to the city and the Chargers are our team. Let's show the NFL and the Chargers that we want them here.
Frank, this conversation is about the Chargers. Not bowl games hosting out of town teams and their fans who travel here for said bowl game and stay in hotels for their visit, eat at restaurants visit tourist traps.You said there was no economic impact from the Stadium.......I posted the amount of the economic impact from Forbes.....and that is only a couple of Bowl Games.....