10News Chargers Poll: Fans split on funding new stadium

SAN DIEGO - The issue over how a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers would be funded continues to be divisive, according to a new KGTV poll released this week.

When asked if public money should be used to finance a new stadium, 36 percent responded yes, 47 percent said no and 17 percent were unsure.

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When asked if a successful 2014 season would sway that decision, 33 percent responded that they would be more likely to support it, 19 percent were less likely and 47 percent said it would make no difference.

The Chargers have unsuccessfully searched around San Diego County for a decade for a suitable site for a new place to play instead of aging Qualcomm Stadium. Numerous proposals have been floated but none have withheld scrutiny.

In February, the Chargers said they would not exercise the escape clause in their stadium lease with the city, keeping them in San Diego for at least one more season.

Meanwhile, respondents were also asked about Chargers game ticket prices. A whopping 80 percent believed prices were too high.

Almost half of respondents, 48 percent, said they do not plan to attend a game this season. 22 percent said they plan to attend one game and 17 percent said they plan to attend two to three games.

32 percent of people questioned said their interest in the Chargers has increased over the past three years. 14 percent said it decreased and 54 percent said it stayed the same.

The 15-question poll was conducted by SurveyUSA. 510 fans were polled for each question.

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