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Backers of Carson NFL stadium file ballot initiative as first step
Backers of Carson NFL stadium file ballot initiative as first step

Last summer, representatives of the San Diego Chargers approached the Starwood Capital Group to learn more about the 168-acre site of a former landfill in Carson. By late January, the team had a binding deal to buy it. In mid-February, the day before the Chargers announced plans to build a privately financed $1.7-billion stadium on the property, the team finalized an agreement with the Oakland Raiders to share it. On Wednesday, as stadium backers filed a ballot initiative in Carson to clear the way for the project, more details emerged about the proposal that could bring two NFL teams to the Los Angeles area. The Chargers are locked in to buying the Carson site with the deal...

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