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Committee defends Mission Valley as site for proposed Chargers stadium
Committee defends Mission Valley as site for proposed Chargers stadium

A mayoral advisory committee assigned to find a place for a new Chargers stadium defended its selection Thursday of the Qualcomm Stadium site over the downtown site preferred by the team owners. The 166-acre site in Mission Valley would make for a stadium that is $250 million cheaper and several years quicker to build, committee chairman Adam Day told a news conference in the Qualcomm parking lot. Among other advantages, he said, is that the site is already owned by the city. Day said he and other committee members plan to meet soon in San Diego with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. To move from San Diego, the Chargers would need permission from the NFL. The advisory committee —...

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