Chargers propose new stadium plan

Chargers propose new stadium plan

SAN DIEGOgeneric — Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego Convention Center Corp. President and CEO Carol Wallace today reiterated their support for the current plan to expand the convention center, despite a new pitch by the Chargers to include a football stadium in the project.

The $520 million plan, which goes before the California Coastal Commission for approval next month, would create a total area of 2.75 million square feet — the most contiguous floor space on the West Coast.

Supporters of the project, including Gloria and Wallace, say San Diego is missing out on an estimated 25 major gatherings per year because it needs more connected space.

The alternative filed with the Coastal Commission by the Chargers would not include contiguous floor space, which team officials do not believe to be necessary.

“The current plan…is the product of years of study, analysis and public debate,” Gloria told reporters…

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