The Chargers unveiled plans for a new stadium that ties into a new convention center that could hopefully keep the team in San Diego. The new pictures coincide with a rally that will be held Saturday to rally support for tax dollars to build the new facility. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos, starting quarterback Philip Rivers and Chargers legendary running back LaDainian Tomlinson will be onhand to greet fans and build excitement for the project.
The team needs over 67,000 signatures by June 8th to qualify for the Nov. 8th ballot.
According to the team,
“This is a conceptual design intended to convey the Chargers’ vision for what the stadium and convention center expansion could look like. The final design will be the result of a design process conducted with the Joint Powers Authority, the City or other governmental entity designated by the city to coordinate the construction of the stadium and convention center expansion, if the initiative is approved by voters.”
First Look at Stadium Convention Center Expansion Project.
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) April 21, 2016
The NFL and the Chargers have pledged $650 million toward the cost of the stadium which is expected to be $1.8 billion.
The new stadium will have a retractable roof which will allow the city to bid on Super Bowls, College Football Playoffs, NCAA Final Fours and Wrestlemanias in the future. It will hold 61,500 people for football games and could add more seats for basketball or pro wrestling events.