San Diego city, county join forces on bid to keep NFL
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The county and city of San Diego are joining forces in a bid to keep its NFL franchise.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county supervisors said Thursday that the two governments would spend up to $500,000 on consultants, attorneys, bankers and other experts. Voters will eventually decide whether to back a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers.
The mayor’s stadium task force is expected to announce a financing plan by May 20 in San Diego’s Mission Valley area.
The Chargers are pursuing a rival plan with the Oakland Raiders to share a new stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is also planning a stadium in the Los Angeles area, which hasn’t had an NFL team since 1994.