Chargers Not Expecting Downtown Stadium Vote To Pass, L.A. A Growing Possibility?

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Chargers ownership offered a brief update regarding their downtown stadium project in San Diego during last week’s owners meeting in Houston.

Sources tell La Canfora that the Chargers mentioned that there’s a lack of support from council members for the project and said the odds of them winning the ballot initiative next month are “bleak.”

Even after the Chargers were able to get support from the San Diego mayor, they’ve still yet to secure support from even a single city council member. Also working against them is the fact that the mayor just recently supported their initiative, which means the overall impact of his backing could be limited.

In order for the stadium project to pass, the Chargers will need a 66 percent approval, but team sources tell La Canfora that the team believes their┬áchances of getting this kind of support are “remote.” The Chargers think they should be able to achieve a majority, which could leave them some hope of getting a new downtown stadium at a later point while falling short would likely put an end to the idea.

It’s worth mentioning that the Chargers still have the option to join the Rams in Los Angeles in January and team sources have indicated to La Canfora that is basically their only recourse if they lose the November vote.

We’ll have more regarding the Chargers’ stadium hopes and their future as the news is available.

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