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Old 04-22-2006, 01:19 PM   #1
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Interesting little page I found on FoxSports:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/wcStory...&storyNumber=2

I hadn't heard anything about this until now. If the Chargers moved from San Diego, would it make it more likely for a team to move to Los Angeles?
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:17 PM   #2
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:redhot: Ridiculous. I hate this new stadium crap professional teams always want to pull. I like the Chargers, but 1. they've only been good two years in the last decade, and 2. Qualcomm is actually a pretty good facility. Some of the purposed locations I've heard include Orange County (only about an hour-15 drive from San Diego), Oceanside (might as well move to Orange County if you're going that far north) and San Antonio (Southern California without football makes zero sense).
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I think it more likely the league pays the Chargers a tidy sum to move to LA if a team is not earmarked for LA at the time the Chargers are looking to move.
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:26 PM   #4
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I think it more likely the league pays the Chargers a tidy sum to move to LA if a team is not earmarked for LA at the time the Chargers are looking to move.
Likely the case, although Orange County makes more sense. Anaheim is begging for another sports franchise and has the real estate to build a stadium.

I'm not sure where in LA they'd put a new stadium. The Coliseum meanwhile is in a horrible location with little parking, and two teams have left there already in the past 12 years.

The Rose Bowl is in a wonderful location, but there is NO parking whatsoever.
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I don't know but I seem to remember that the primary requirement for the NFL coming back to LA is a deal be in place for a new stadium.
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Of course everybody's assuming it would be L.A. the Chargers would move to - but San Antonio would make a serious bid to get them too, and possibly Columbus (whose political establishment won't rest until they bring an NFL team there) and one or two other cities.

Personally I hope the Chargers don't go to L.A., because I want to see the NFL be forced to do another expansion by the end of the decade, since other desirable changes could very well come with said expansion (most notably an increase in the regular-season schedule from the present 16 games to 18).
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Qualcomm isn't a good facility. Ask the NFL.

"Hey San Diego! If you want more Superbowls, BUILD A NEW STADIUM!" -2002. (note: not an actual quote)

The place is ok, but by NFL standards, it's only a couple of shades better than Candlestick or the Oakland Coliseum. The improvements made for '98 were marginal and really a waste of money in the end. It's too bad the SD City Council is one of the worst of its kind in the country, if not THE worst.
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