City of San Diego committee considers possibilities for Qualcomm Stadium

Posted at 4:37 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 19:37:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Chargers left San Diego for Los Angeles, leaving the future of Qualcomm Stadium in the air.

More than 500 events are scheduled at the venue through December of next year.

A report from Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office says the City of San Diego will lose more than $7 million after paying stadium-related expenses.

The city council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee heard public comments Friday about options for the stadium.

Some city officials want to see the stadium go by the end of the 2018 football season.

San Diego State University wants a two-year extension on its lease to give the university enough time to build a new home for its football program.  SDSU also hopes to use the stadium property for a campus expansion.

The River Park and SoccerCity Initiative is also a possibility.

The Smart Growth committee will hear more public comments before a decision is made.