Chula Vista Out As Possible Chargers Stadium Site
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Despite two years of talks and studies, the city of Chula Vista is now off the list of possible sites for a new Chargers stadium."Just like any big project, you need to have advocates," said Chula Vista Deputy Mayor John McCann.Chula Vista's city council came together Tuesday night to decide the fate of the just-formed Chargers subcommittee.One week ago, the biggest obstacle to a stadium -- tearing down the South Bay Power Plant -- got even bigger when the options for power became fewer as a state commission rejected a new Peaker Plant in the South Bay."Obviously, it was a setback," said McCann.On Monday, 10News learned McCann, a U.S. Navy reserve, was called to duty in Iraq and will serve for a year.Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox said, "Definitely Mr. McCann has been the No. 1 Chargers cheerleader."Without McCann and not much sign of progress, a proposal to put the stadium subcommittee on hiatus was approved by the council.In response, Chargers representative Mark Fabiani said, "This decision sends a message that they're not interested. With the city unable to get the power plant shut down, we will now walk away.""I think it's a sad day for Chula Vista. It would have meant thousands of jobs for us," said McCann.With Chula Vista now off the list, the Chargers said they are looking at several downtown San Diego sites as well as Oceanside.Los Angeles remains in the picture, but the team said it is committed to the San Diego area for now.