In agreeing to do away with an arrangement in which the city bought all unsold general admission tickets, the Chargers negotiated an escape clause in their lease that allows them to relocate after every season without the threat of a lawsuit.
The club's latest stadium proposal is for a downtown venue that's part of a convention center annex. That would involve a November 2016 ballot measure to ask for public assistance. Any new stadium proposal in San Diego would be put to a vote and would, under the California Constitution, require two-thirds approval — an extraordinarily difficult standard.
The market doesn't support the sale of preferred-seat licenses, so the franchise couldn't use the financing mechanism that was essential to the
The Chargers do not have the support of the San Diego hotel industry in building the team's proposed stadium/convention center facility. Hoteliers want any expansion of the convention center to be contiguous and not in a separate facility.