Chargers, Mayor Faulconer Start Stadium Discussions

Team representatives meet with City Hall to talk about options

After Measure C was defeated on Election Day, Chargers fans were left wondering what the future held. Team Chairman Dean Spanos said he knew what his options were but would not be making any decisions until after the regular season.

That strategy has Bolts fans feeling like they’re back in a state of limbo similar to what they experienced last year when it was unknown whether or not the team would be leaving for Los Angeles. Of course one of the current options is heading to L.A. but another is formulating another plan in San Diego.

On Tuesday the ball got rolling on the latter scenario. Representatives from the Chargers met with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer to discuss what might come next on the San Diego stadium front. As for what was specifically discussed … that is a mystery for now.

“Today the Mayor's Office and Chargers representative met in person for the first time since Election Day to keep the lines of communication open as the Chargers use this time to review their options,” said Craig Gustafson, Senior Press Secretary for Mayor Faulconer, in a statement. “The tone was positive and collaborative and we look forward to remaining in touch.”

Chargers Special Advisor Fred Maas was among those in the meeting. He, too, declined to elaborate on the meeting’s content.

“We are not commenting on discussions with the Mayor or anyone else. We are open to all solutions, however we will not be providing public comments at this time,” said Maas in a statement.

The fact that it took just one week from the day the team’s convadium plan received a mere 43% vote from San Diego City residents should be seen as a positive development for folks who would like to see the team remain in its home of the last five and a half decades.

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