San Diego stadium committee to meet with Chargers

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San Diego committee to meet with Chargers to discuss new stadium
Monday February 16th, 2015

San Diego's stadium committee will meet with a Chargers representative on Monday, Tony Perry of The Los Angeles Times reports.

The Chargers have gone through several stadium proposals over the last decade, but each has been unsuccessful. The team has played in Qualcomm Stadium since 1967.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer's nine-person committee will meet with the Chargers' Mark Fabiani, who is in charge of the team's stadium search, on Tuesday.

The committee is “looking forward to a robust discussion with the Chargers about their finances and their deal points,” said committee spokesman Tony Manolatos. “The Chargers are obviously a very important piece of this puzzle.”

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Faulconer recently acknowledged that San Diego could lose the Chargers to Los Angeles if it doesn't get a new stadium built.

“At no point in San Diego’s history has the possibility of the Chargers moving to Los Angeles been more real,” Faulconer said in his recent state of the city address.

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