Chargers Find Stadium Home In North San Diego County?

According to reports from San Diego's 10News, the cities of Oceanside and Escondido are in talks to partner up to provide the adequate room for both a new Chargers stadium along with mixed-used development land, a prerequisite for the San Diego Chargers' ability to help fund a new stadium project. Have the Chargers finally found a permanent home in San Diego?

From the article:

Oceanside's Centre City Golf Course will be revived by the city council, sources told Chen, as a possible stadium site after it is placed on the agenda for an October session.

The Chargers will take a look at Escondido and the 17-acre site of its swap meet.

Next week, the team will begin meeting with developers to discuss specific details in order to see if the plan is doable.

Mark Fabiani, Special Counsel for the Chargers, said, "It sounds promising. While it is an advantage for the projects to be connected, it is possible to divide it. The key will be generating the needed revenue to privately finance a stadium."

Sources informed Chen that the cities of Oceanside and Escondido are discussing a partnership that would solve some of the biggest hurdles -- finding enough space for both a new stadium and a mixed-used development that could help the team fund the stadium. 2-City Plan For New Chargers Stadium In Discussion

September 23, 2009

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Greg said... Sep 23, 2009, 10:29:00 AM

As someone who lives in Irvine, I must say I am excited about this news. A N. San Diego stadium location makes driving down to games much easier. My question: is highway 76 capable of handling the type of traffic they'll inevitably receive?

Anonymous said... Sep 23, 2009, 12:48:00 PM

this is a really good news!!
even though this is just a rumor it makes a lot of sense! i´ve been very nervous for some years thinking that the chargers would not be able to find a new home in the sd county and that would mean we could lose our beloved bolts!

i hope this project gets done and we would be able to cheer for our team for many years to come!

go chargers!!!!

we need to beat miami next week!!!

Anonymous said... Sep 23, 2009, 3:08:00 PM

In Oceanside the old golf course sits next to Interstate 5 and the roads could be beefed up to handle the southbound and northbound. Hwy 76 is just north of it so maybe they could put in another road to pick up on that so the southbound wouldn't be too heavy and handle a lot of the eastbound traffic. I don't know why they haven't considered this before and spilt the plan to the old drive-in theater area for the "business", "mixed-used" development. They could even use some of that area for overflow parking and have a train shuttle to get the fans over to the stadium area. What are we talking.... a 1/2 mile? Would definitely build-up the area and create more business opportunities for O'side. Plus keep it all-in-one! But, it also makes a lot of sense to "share" the revenue from taxes, etc.
JUST DO IT!!!!! Go Chargers!
Kick some butt on Sunday and send the fish back home in packed dry ice containers! LOL

Anonymous said... Sep 23, 2009, 8:25:00 PM

Question: Why must the Chargers new stadium site (if it EVER happens) be anywhere near our ultra-valuable, irreplaceable coastline?
My suggestion: Why don't the Chargers build on either the site of the current Miramar Land Fill (which will be to capacity here soon anyway, it already has excellent highway access and is centrally located.
Or how about slightly to the east of there, north of I-52 and east of I-15 in what is already currently open space?
Then connect the trolley line to the (new) stadium parking lot to Mission Valley's, and use the big lot (for a nominal fee) as a weigh station for commuters coming into the city from Rancho Penasquitos and Poway, alleviating traffic south of there, etc.
Otherwise, I say (gulp..., even after 49 years and a sometimes much-cherished relationship), let them L-E-A-V-E. All good things come to an end (and bad things too), and the Spanos' will never be happy with anything that isn't primarily to their advantage; first, foremost, and always.
This time I say, "Go Bolts!!" as in, farewell.
We've had some great times, but..., enough is enough. YOU also need to put up or shut up, just like you demand of your players, yet you still try to leverage / extort your fan base.
Let me explain: It's the economy, stupid.
Check it out; $50 to $98 admission (more if you tailgate), $9.75 for ONE beer, $20 to park, getting searched going in to the stadium like a gangbanger on prom night, and the constant threat of blackouts?! For what?! Who needs it?
Really, honestly; dear Charger management; what do you want from us? Is the real answer just always and forever; More?

Anonymous said... Sep 24, 2009, 8:53:00 AM

mr. anonymous

if ur comments are not going to be positive i kindly ask u on behalf of all the charger fans (like me) that are excited with this news to stop posting ridiculous comments!!! i can assure you that everybody that lives in the san diego area and support the chargers and the people that doesnt live here but support this great team wants to get this whole stadium issue solved!

dont come here with your stupid farewell message cause nobody wants the chargers leaving!!

and if you know something about busineess my friend, let me tell u that with a new stadium we would be able to bring to this city, tons and tons of great events, such as the SUPER BOWL,COLLEGE GAMES CONCERTS AND OTHER EVENTS THAT IMPACT IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY THE ECONOMY OF THE CITY!!


Anonymous said... Sep 24, 2009, 7:07:00 PM

gee, do you think this had anything to do with the new Dallas stadium unveiled this year, finally wakes you up a little eh San Diego? Let's get with the 2000's (not the 70's) and if we want to have our bolts compete we have to have a world class facility for them to ball in too

Anonymous said... Sep 25, 2009, 10:50:00 AM

Mr. Anonymous here,
I don't know why you think my comments are "ridiculous" except that they might risk popping the bubble of delusion you'd prefer to live in; despite any actual evidence or previous patterns of behavior.
Bottom line: the Chargers HAVE a stadium already, and it was suitable (even lauded!) for Super Bowls until a totally arbitrary "decision" to be found "inadequate" was pontificated by the Commissioner. As such, can you or ANY source "guarantee" in any meaningful way that even if the Chargers get a new/better/best stadium at the end of a local rainbow they won't be as vulnerable as ever to another equally arbitrary edict of inadequacy by the Commissioner?!
Football is a great game, but a disgusting, gluttonous business. Sadly, that trend seems to be only continuing. Wake up and smell the coffee, eh?
I only hope that your assurances of wanting to "solve" the Chargers stadium issue is equally and intelligently concerned with resolving other issues that are MORE important to this fine city: the airport, the bayfront, our library system, city hall, mission valley, water pollution, and our entire infrastructure and road system. Go Bolts!!!

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