Carson Stadium Supporters to Turn in Petition Signatures

Proponents of the Chargers-Raiders stadium in Carson, California, have collected more than 15,000 petition signatures

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Supporters of the proposed Chargers-Raiders stadium in Carson, California, plan to present the signatures collected in their petition at city hall Wednesday.

Carson2gether proponents will march to Carson City Hall at 2:30 p.m. in what they have dubbed the “Petition Mission Accomplished Parade” to submit the signatures supporting the construction of the new football stadium.

The parade begins at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and ends in the Carson City Clerk’s office about six minutes away.

Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani told NBC 7 the group has “41 boxes, 482 petitions and 15,373 signatures to submit.”

A total of 8,041 verified voter signatures are needed to qualify the Carson stadium petition for the ballot, and proponents have collected nearly double the amount of signatures since the petition began on March 13.

If the proposal is approved, the green light will be given to start construction on the $1.7 billion stadium, financed by Goldman Sachs.

In San Diego earlier this month, Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Citizens Stadium Advisory Committee (CSAG) announced recommendations for a new Mission Valley stadium to be used by the Chargers and for other large-scale events.

The CSAG said the stadium would replace the aging Qualcomm Stadium site, which makes the most sense because the area is already zoned for that purpose.

The Chargers have made it no secret that they prefer a hybrid stadium-convention center in downtown San Diego, not the Mission Valley site – if the team stays in San Diego at all.
 

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