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A new stadium in San Diego?

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07:21 AM ET 01.10 | While the Chargers will hit the road for the playoffs this week, there's something in the air in San Diego. You can see them. Hear their thunder. Lightning bolts. They're on lawns, trees, shoes, T-shirts, henna tattoos, bolo ties, house windows, car windows. They adorn the sides of buildings. The new library's dome has been struck by the blue and gold. Even Todd Gloria, San Diego's interim mayor, has asked city employees to wear Chargers colors. ... "It's exciting to see," Chargers boss Dean Spanos says. "I've always said we have the greatest fans in the country ... Back in '06, '07, '08, '09, the stadium was 90 percent Charger fans. We need to get back to that. Winning always helps. But can it turn everything (the Stadium Thing) around, like it did in the '90s?"

U-T San Diego

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January 10, 2014  07:35 AM ET

Build it bigger......Because they can't sell the one you have now out.

January 10, 2014  07:54 AM ET

Strike while the iron's hot - eh Dean?

January 10, 2014  08:20 AM ET

The stadium is 45+ years old, so replacing it seems reasonable from that standpoint. Especially compared to some other proposed stadium projects in recent years **ahem** Atlanta **ahem**

But if you don't have the fans and the corporate sponsors to support a new stadium, what's the point? Isn't this one of the franchises that was suggested to move to Los Angeles in the near future?

January 10, 2014  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Isn't this one of the franchises that was suggested to move to Los Angeles in the near future?

Yeah, it's been on the short list.

Suddenly, they've won a playoff game and everyone is excited. Let's see if the excitement is still there on Monday when the team is cleaning out their lockers.

January 10, 2014  08:32 AM ET

This has been Philip Rivers's team for so long it's hard to consider the team without him. But, he's 32. By the time a new stadium could be built, the team will likely be struggling with a new QB and wondering if they should bench him for clipboard holder Mark Sanchez.

January 10, 2014  09:35 AM ET

They can call it " Me Rivers Stadium."

January 10, 2014  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They can call it " Me Rivers Stadium."

Or "Cry Me a Rivers Stadium."

January 10, 2014  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Or "Cry Me a Rivers Stadium."

That works too. Let the fans vote.

January 10, 2014  10:36 AM ET

I think Qualcomm is something like the 4th oldest stadium in the NFL.

January 10, 2014  11:17 AM ET

Just what the Dolts need.... room for 25,000 more fans of the visiting team.

January 10, 2014  11:33 AM ET

Name it cockroach stadium because all San Diego, because that town is being over ran by cockroach's.

January 10, 2014  11:40 AM ET

enjoy it now, by rights they shouldn't even be in the playoffs...

January 10, 2014  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

enjoy it now, by rights they shouldn't even be in the playoffs...

Yep, and then right now Cincinnati would be preparing to play in New England...

January 10, 2014  11:51 AM ET

Any new NFL stadium should be called TaxPayerFleeceField.

January 10, 2014  11:52 AM ET
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Yep, and then right now Cincinnati would be preparing to play in New England...

we will never know!

January 10, 2014  11:55 AM ET
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Yep, and then right now Cincinnati would be preparing to play in New England...

Surely you're not suggesting the Bengals would have beaten the Steelers in a playoff game?

January 10, 2014  02:56 PM ET

:-)

January 11, 2014  12:31 AM ET
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Build it bigger......Because they can't sell the one you have now out.

Yeah, but if you have more seats, more people will want to come, right?

 
January 12, 2014  09:57 PM ET

maybe they should build it around Denver, lol

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