Chargers to Host Stadium Initiative Event in East Village

The Chargers are hosting a signature-gathering campaign on Saturday to garner support for a new stadium in San Diego’s East Village area.

The event will include some big names: the Bolts’ quarterback Philip Rivers, team legend LaDainian Tomlinson and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will all be on hand.

Having Goodell attend is a huge push, but it's also interesting to see Rivers out in front of the crowds endorsing this move.

Rivers and many of the players have kept their thoughts on the stadium initiative to themselves, but during Monday's post-workout press conference, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen spoke about his stance on keeping the Chargers in San Diego for good.

"Just be blue and gold dominant in the stadium, is what I was really saying," Allen said. "We always want to be in San Diego. The Chargers are definitely a San Diego team. Being here is definitely what we want to do, and hopefully we can get it done. On our part we are going to do what we can.”

The campaign party will take place at 11 a.m. in the parking lot at 13th and K streets, the site where the team wants to break ground on a new stadium.

The team plans to share more details on its initiative to build a multi-use stadium and convention facility in East Village.

About 67,000 signatures are required for the initiative to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot.

The event also will include food and live music.

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