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SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative for stadium
Looks like SDSU is seeking a very public test of their fan support. A true power move if it works.

SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative as alternative to SoccerCity

"The newly formed Friends of SDSU Steering Committee said they will publish a notice of intent Saturday to launch a city ballot initiative drive that would authorize the city to sell 132 of the 166 acres at the SDCCU Stadium site. The 14-page measure is called the SDSU West Campus Research, Stadium and River Initiative....Like SoccerCity, the SDSU initiative calls for the land to be purchased at fair market value as set by an independent appraiser. The latest appraisal set the price at $83 million for the 166-acre stadium property but McGrory said a new appraisal would be called for if the measure passes."



(SDCCU Stadium is Qualcomm Stadium. It was renamed San Diego County Credit Union Stadium this month after Qualcomm did not renew their sponsorship deal)
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With the stadium's great placement along the trolley line, they don't need a huge parking area for the stadium. I think a 40,000 seat stadium would be perfect for MLS, bowl games, pre-season football games, concerts, events, and SDSU football home games. And they'd only need a few dozen acres to pull that off.
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RE: SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative for stadium
(09-29-2017 08:59 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Looks like SDSU is seeking a very public test of their fan support. A true power move if it works.

SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative as alternative to SoccerCity

"The newly formed Friends of SDSU Steering Committee said they will publish a notice of intent Saturday to launch a city ballot initiative drive that would authorize the city to sell 132 of the 166 acres at the SDCCU Stadium site. The 14-page measure is called the SDSU West Campus Research, Stadium and River Initiative....Like SoccerCity, the SDSU initiative calls for the land to be purchased at fair market value as set by an independent appraiser. The latest appraisal set the price at $83 million for the 166-acre stadium property but McGrory said a new appraisal would be called for if the measure passes."



(SDCCU Stadium is Qualcomm Stadium. It was renamed San Diego County Credit Union Stadium this month after Qualcomm did not renew their sponsorship deal)

And if it doesn't work?
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(09-30-2017 03:47 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(09-29-2017 08:59 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Looks like SDSU is seeking a very public test of their fan support. A true power move if it works.

SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative as alternative to SoccerCity

"The newly formed Friends of SDSU Steering Committee said they will publish a notice of intent Saturday to launch a city ballot initiative drive that would authorize the city to sell 132 of the 166 acres at the SDCCU Stadium site. The 14-page measure is called the SDSU West Campus Research, Stadium and River Initiative....Like SoccerCity, the SDSU initiative calls for the land to be purchased at fair market value as set by an independent appraiser. The latest appraisal set the price at $83 million for the 166-acre stadium property but McGrory said a new appraisal would be called for if the measure passes."



(SDCCU Stadium is Qualcomm Stadium. It was renamed San Diego County Credit Union Stadium this month after Qualcomm did not renew their sponsorship deal)

And if it doesn't work?

If putting this second ballot measure on the ballot just helps to kill off the possibility of MLS in San Diego and the would-be MLS owners' plan, it's a big win for SDSU. The SD mayor says in that article that he will help arrange for SDSU to use the existing stadium until it's torn down -- if it ever is torn down.

I don't see why SDSU would want to "win" the vote on that ballot proposition. The best case scenario for SDSU football, given the outrageous cost of building any new stadium, is that they kill off all plans for that site, the old stadium stays there out of sheer inertia, and they use their political connections to rent the old stadium at a dirt cheap price indefinitely.
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RE: SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative for stadium
(09-30-2017 08:01 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 03:47 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(09-29-2017 08:59 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Looks like SDSU is seeking a very public test of their fan support. A true power move if it works.

SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative as alternative to SoccerCity

"The newly formed Friends of SDSU Steering Committee said they will publish a notice of intent Saturday to launch a city ballot initiative drive that would authorize the city to sell 132 of the 166 acres at the SDCCU Stadium site. The 14-page measure is called the SDSU West Campus Research, Stadium and River Initiative....Like SoccerCity, the SDSU initiative calls for the land to be purchased at fair market value as set by an independent appraiser. The latest appraisal set the price at $83 million for the 166-acre stadium property but McGrory said a new appraisal would be called for if the measure passes."



(SDCCU Stadium is Qualcomm Stadium. It was renamed San Diego County Credit Union Stadium this month after Qualcomm did not renew their sponsorship deal)

And if it doesn't work?

If putting this second ballot measure on the ballot just helps to kill off the possibility of MLS in San Diego and the would-be MLS owners' plan, it's a big win for SDSU. The SD mayor says in that article that he will help arrange for SDSU to use the existing stadium until it's torn down -- if it ever is torn down.

I don't see why SDSU would want to "win" the vote on that ballot proposition. The best case scenario for SDSU football, given the outrageous cost of building any new stadium, is that they kill off all plans for that site, the old stadium stays there out of sheer inertia, and they use their political connections to rent the old stadium at a dirt cheap price indefinitely.

SDSU athletics has almost zero infrastructure debt. I think they owe a few hundred k for some lights on the practice field. They'll be able to afford to finance a new stadium. "The Bank" is not a long term solution.
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(09-30-2017 09:21 PM)k5james Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 08:01 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 03:47 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(09-29-2017 08:59 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Looks like SDSU is seeking a very public test of their fan support. A true power move if it works.

SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative as alternative to SoccerCity

"The newly formed Friends of SDSU Steering Committee said they will publish a notice of intent Saturday to launch a city ballot initiative drive that would authorize the city to sell 132 of the 166 acres at the SDCCU Stadium site. The 14-page measure is called the SDSU West Campus Research, Stadium and River Initiative....Like SoccerCity, the SDSU initiative calls for the land to be purchased at fair market value as set by an independent appraiser. The latest appraisal set the price at $83 million for the 166-acre stadium property but McGrory said a new appraisal would be called for if the measure passes."



(SDCCU Stadium is Qualcomm Stadium. It was renamed San Diego County Credit Union Stadium this month after Qualcomm did not renew their sponsorship deal)

And if it doesn't work?

If putting this second ballot measure on the ballot just helps to kill off the possibility of MLS in San Diego and the would-be MLS owners' plan, it's a big win for SDSU. The SD mayor says in that article that he will help arrange for SDSU to use the existing stadium until it's torn down -- if it ever is torn down.

I don't see why SDSU would want to "win" the vote on that ballot proposition. The best case scenario for SDSU football, given the outrageous cost of building any new stadium, is that they kill off all plans for that site, the old stadium stays there out of sheer inertia, and they use their political connections to rent the old stadium at a dirt cheap price indefinitely.

SDSU athletics has almost zero infrastructure debt. I think they owe a few hundred k for some lights on the practice field. They'll be able to afford to finance a new stadium. "The Bank" is not a long term solution.

I've been to a couple of Holiday Bowl games in that stadium. It's not perfect but it's definitely usable and it's not going to collapse. It's in much better shape than Candlestick was before it was torn down.
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RE: SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative for stadium
(09-30-2017 09:32 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 09:21 PM)k5james Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 08:01 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 03:47 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(09-29-2017 08:59 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Looks like SDSU is seeking a very public test of their fan support. A true power move if it works.

SDSU supporters launch ballot initiative as alternative to SoccerCity

"The newly formed Friends of SDSU Steering Committee said they will publish a notice of intent Saturday to launch a city ballot initiative drive that would authorize the city to sell 132 of the 166 acres at the SDCCU Stadium site. The 14-page measure is called the SDSU West Campus Research, Stadium and River Initiative....Like SoccerCity, the SDSU initiative calls for the land to be purchased at fair market value as set by an independent appraiser. The latest appraisal set the price at $83 million for the 166-acre stadium property but McGrory said a new appraisal would be called for if the measure passes."



(SDCCU Stadium is Qualcomm Stadium. It was renamed San Diego County Credit Union Stadium this month after Qualcomm did not renew their sponsorship deal)

And if it doesn't work?

If putting this second ballot measure on the ballot just helps to kill off the possibility of MLS in San Diego and the would-be MLS owners' plan, it's a big win for SDSU. The SD mayor says in that article that he will help arrange for SDSU to use the existing stadium until it's torn down -- if it ever is torn down.

I don't see why SDSU would want to "win" the vote on that ballot proposition. The best case scenario for SDSU football, given the outrageous cost of building any new stadium, is that they kill off all plans for that site, the old stadium stays there out of sheer inertia, and they use their political connections to rent the old stadium at a dirt cheap price indefinitely.

SDSU athletics has almost zero infrastructure debt. I think they owe a few hundred k for some lights on the practice field. They'll be able to afford to finance a new stadium. "The Bank" is not a long term solution.

I've been to a couple of Holiday Bowl games in that stadium. It's not perfect but it's definitely usable and it's not going to collapse. It's in much better shape than Candlestick was before it was torn down.

Hope SDSU gets the stadium and property and uses it which ever way they want too. Maybe they can rent it to the Chargers when they come crawling back to San Diego where they were loved. They can't draw flies in LA. They are even putting tarps over the empty upper decks in a 20,000 seat stadium. 05-stirthepot 03-nutkick 04-jawdrop 07-coffee3 04-cheers
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(10-02-2017 08:41 AM)panite Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 09:32 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 09:21 PM)k5james Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 08:01 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 03:47 PM)ken d Wrote:  And if it doesn't work?

If putting this second ballot measure on the ballot just helps to kill off the possibility of MLS in San Diego and the would-be MLS owners' plan, it's a big win for SDSU. The SD mayor says in that article that he will help arrange for SDSU to use the existing stadium until it's torn down -- if it ever is torn down.

I don't see why SDSU would want to "win" the vote on that ballot proposition. The best case scenario for SDSU football, given the outrageous cost of building any new stadium, is that they kill off all plans for that site, the old stadium stays there out of sheer inertia, and they use their political connections to rent the old stadium at a dirt cheap price indefinitely.

SDSU athletics has almost zero infrastructure debt. I think they owe a few hundred k for some lights on the practice field. They'll be able to afford to finance a new stadium. "The Bank" is not a long term solution.

I've been to a couple of Holiday Bowl games in that stadium. It's not perfect but it's definitely usable and it's not going to collapse. It's in much better shape than Candlestick was before it was torn down.

Hope SDSU gets the stadium and property and uses it which ever way they want too. Maybe they can rent it to the Chargers when they come crawling back to San Diego where they were loved. They can't draw flies in LA. They are even putting tarps over the empty upper decks in a 20,000 seat stadium. 05-stirthepot 03-nutkick 04-jawdrop 07-coffee3 04-cheers

Is it too late for the Chargers to swap deals with the Raiders? They would draw well in LA.
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(10-02-2017 10:12 AM)ken d Wrote:  
(10-02-2017 08:41 AM)panite Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 09:32 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 09:21 PM)k5james Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 08:01 PM)Wedge Wrote:  If putting this second ballot measure on the ballot just helps to kill off the possibility of MLS in San Diego and the would-be MLS owners' plan, it's a big win for SDSU. The SD mayor says in that article that he will help arrange for SDSU to use the existing stadium until it's torn down -- if it ever is torn down.

I don't see why SDSU would want to "win" the vote on that ballot proposition. The best case scenario for SDSU football, given the outrageous cost of building any new stadium, is that they kill off all plans for that site, the old stadium stays there out of sheer inertia, and they use their political connections to rent the old stadium at a dirt cheap price indefinitely.

SDSU athletics has almost zero infrastructure debt. I think they owe a few hundred k for some lights on the practice field. They'll be able to afford to finance a new stadium. "The Bank" is not a long term solution.

I've been to a couple of Holiday Bowl games in that stadium. It's not perfect but it's definitely usable and it's not going to collapse. It's in much better shape than Candlestick was before it was torn down.

Hope SDSU gets the stadium and property and uses it which ever way they want too. Maybe they can rent it to the Chargers when they come crawling back to San Diego where they were loved. They can't draw flies in LA. They are even putting tarps over the empty upper decks in a 20,000 seat stadium. 05-stirthepot 03-nutkick 04-jawdrop 07-coffee3 04-cheers

Is it too late for the Chargers to swap deals with the Raiders? They would draw well in LA.

The mayor of LA doesn't want the Raiders in her city. From the sound of it, I don't really think she wants the Chargers there either.
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(10-02-2017 11:59 AM)DawgNBama Wrote:  
(10-02-2017 10:12 AM)ken d Wrote:  
(10-02-2017 08:41 AM)panite Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 09:32 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(09-30-2017 09:21 PM)k5james Wrote:  SDSU athletics has almost zero infrastructure debt. I think they owe a few hundred k for some lights on the practice field. They'll be able to afford to finance a new stadium. "The Bank" is not a long term solution.

I've been to a couple of Holiday Bowl games in that stadium. It's not perfect but it's definitely usable and it's not going to collapse. It's in much better shape than Candlestick was before it was torn down.

Hope SDSU gets the stadium and property and uses it which ever way they want too. Maybe they can rent it to the Chargers when they come crawling back to San Diego where they were loved. They can't draw flies in LA. They are even putting tarps over the empty upper decks in a 20,000 seat stadium. 05-stirthepot 03-nutkick 04-jawdrop 07-coffee3 04-cheers

Is it too late for the Chargers to swap deals with the Raiders? They would draw well in LA.

The mayor of LA doesn't want the Raiders in her city. From the sound of it, I don't really think she wants the Chargers there either.

The Charger attendance numbers show the fans don't want them either. Think they over estimated their move there. 03-nutkick 05-stirthepot 04-jawdrop 02-13-banana COGS 04-cheers
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