Vote Could Send Chargers Bolting to LA

By Susan Taylor
|  Thursday, Oct 15, 2009  |  Updated 8:30 AM PDT
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Vote Could Send Chargers Bolting to LA

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There is a potential blow to anyone who wants to keep the Chargers in San Diego.

The State Senate has voted to allow an environmental exemption for developers of a proposed football stadium in the City of Industry, near Los Angeles, which allows construction to move forward.

The developer plans to begin approaching several teams, including the Chargers, about moving to the area when the current season ends in February.

The news comes as hopes for building a stadium in Escondido become more complicated, the North County Times reported. The hurdles include organizing a complicated business deal involving a large developer and multiple cities, as well as buying land from up to 50 property owners, and persuading voters to support the entire effort.

The team is eyeing an aging industrial sector near Highway 78 and Interstate 15 for the stadium site, but $400 million in redevelopment projects would have to be approved in order to help finance the $900 million stadium.

Read More: North County Times.
 

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