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New Video Shows Mission Valley Stadium Proposal

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    The City of San Diego released a new video Tuesday showcasing the proposed Mission Valley stadium site in its ongoing negotiations with the NFL and the San Diego Chargers.

    The new stadium would sit on the same land as the existing Qualcomm Stadium at the merger of Interstates 15 and 8.

    The Chargers, who have recently announced they plan to file for relocation to Los Angeles in January, have long said they prefer a downtown location for a new football stadium.

    Mayor Kevin Faulconer created a Citizens Stadium Advisory Group to compare the downtown and Mission Valley sites. CSAG recommended the Mission Valley site and Mayor Faulconer agreed.

    The City hired Kansas City-based Populous to create a design.

    Some of the features of this design including 70,000 square feet of party decks in the end zones, video boards that would be the largest in the NFL and a canopy around the stadium lit up by LED lights that could change color and design.

    What's missing is any specific information about things like the number of luxury boxes, always an important source of revenue.

    Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani told NBC 7 the video was, "Just more wasted taxpayer money."

    As far as how to pay for it, the mayor's office told us this video is a follow up to the plan released in August that would call for 2/3 of the stadium to be paid for with private money. The plan would require voters to approve it.

    A spokesperson for the mayor's office said as far as downtown is concerned, they are still open to talking about it but the timeline of getting a downtown stadium would be much longer, and likely more expensive than Mission Valley.

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    This video is a follow up to the plan released in August that would call for 2/3 of the stadium to be paid for with private money. As NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports, the mayor's office said the plan would require voters to approve it.
    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015)

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