Originally Posted by Mojo Rising
I don't think either location is going to work because of the finances. The NFL and the developer (Roski or AEG) want to take all of the increase in the value that the team will realize upon moving.
Let's say the Chargers are worth $800m in SD. If they move to LA their value goes up to $1.5b. The NFL wants a $500m relocation fee and the developer wants to buy in at a discount of $200m. At the end of the day Spanos owns a $800m portion of the Chargers.
Spanos is saying I will keep my $800m equity level in the Chargers. Sooner or later the city will combine a convention center with a new football stadium that the taxpayers will pay for and his equity rises to $1.1b and complete control of the team. SD is a corrupt city.
LA is a great bargaining chip to make other cities pay up. I hope the Rams and the Chargers move to the City of Industry. I don't think it will happen until the NFL drops the relo fee.
San Diego is not any closer to getting a new stadium built than they were 10 years ago. There is no talk about a new stadium and there is no way that the taxpayers here will approve a new stadium. San Diego is to busy dealing with their crazy psycho mayor right now. The Chargers are doomed to playing in that Sh*thole call Qualcomm until it falls down.