Roger Goodell, LaDanian Tomlinson and others are attempting to help the Chargers collect signatures for their new stadium.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and former Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson will be on hand at a pep rally Saturday to help the Chargers collect signatures for their new stadium and convention center proposal.
The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the details of the plan.
The franchise is collecting signatures for a citizens initiative needed to gain public funding to build the team’s proposed downtown stadium. The Chargers need 67,000 signatures from registered voters to put a funding proposal on a Nov. 8 ballot. The team is seeking to increase hotel taxes to raise $350 million for their proposed stadium.
In the Chargers’ proposed plan, over $1.1 billion of the $1.8 billion needed to build the stadium and convention center would come from public funding.
In January, the NFL gave the Chargers one year to either build a new stadium in San Diego or move to Los Angeles and share a stadium with the Rams.