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Goodbye Aguirre, Hello New Stadium?

The Chargers say not so fast

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    Goodbye Aguirre, Hello New Stadium?
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    The Chargers say the soaring costs of financing and materials make it almost impossible to replace Qualcomm stadium.

    For years the Chargers blamed City Attorney Mike Aguirre for blocking their efforts to get a new stadium. But don't expect a deal any time soon, the Union Tribune reported Thursday.

    The Chargers say the soaring costs of financing and materials make it almost impossible to replace Qualcomm. The team has a lease with the city through 2020 to play at the stadium. They can relocate by paying off about $55 million in city debt, starting in February. 

    There's another road block. The four new council members who will be sworn in next month are against a public subsidy. That means the team would have to privately finance a new stadium.