We Just Had a Baby – A Website Aimed at Getting Their National Football League Charger Franchise a Brand New Home

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We Just Had a Baby – A Website Aimed at Getting Their National Football League Charger Franchise a Brand New Home

(PRWEB) June 2, 2005

While the San Diego Chargers NFL football team continue efforts towards keeping its title of AFC Western Division Champions, the San Diego based Citizens for a 21st Century Stadium committee has dedicated its efforts to assuring that the future home of the Chargers remains in San Diego. A new public Internet forum was launched on Sunday, May 29 as a major part of that effort. Committee sources hail the new site, http://www.sdcitizens4stadium.com/ , as an Internet “town hall” where concerned citizens on both sides of the stadium issue can get pertinent information and have their say.

The group, itself, sprang from a common belief in “partnership” over “conflict” as the best way to break what they term as a political log jam surrounding the issue of city government participation in getting the Chargers the type of state-of-the-art stadium the San Diego Padres baseball franchise now calls home. Those sources also cited concern over the ever deteriorating political leadership atmosphere at City Hall as a prime motivation in getting the public directly involved in the issue.

“Beyond the positive long-term economic and fiscal impacts of a new stadium, we view keeping the Chargers the San Diego Chargers as a ‘quality of life’ issue. Local major sports teams serve a valuable social purpose as a rallying point for the diverse and sometimes divided residents of a regional community. They enable us to share a “sense of community” whether at the game or not while rooting for our home team,” said Citizens for a 21st Century Stadium Executive Director and spokesperson Caryl S. Foster. Foster went on to say, “All we are seeking is for the San Diego City Council to make a good faith effort to negotiate, reach an acceptable agreement, and place the new stadium proposal on the November 2006 ballot for an informed decision by voters on this quality of life issue.”

Committee Media Director Art LeCompte pointed out recent announcements by ESPN, ABC and NBC networks as an indicator of the financial stakes involved in an association with the NFL, “ABC gave up it’s originally conceived Monday Night Football after 35 years in favor of its corporate relative ESPN. The all sports network crunched its numbers and figures to turn a profit despite a winning bid of some $ 1.1 billion a year. NBC is counting on grabbing a bigger chunk of a larger Sunday night TV audience to make their $ 600 million dollar a year offering worthwhile. These are business decisions, not ego decisions.”

Citizens for a 21st Century Stadium feel there is 21st century way to resolve political disputes. The public forum on http://www.sdcitizens4stadium.com/ is said to be a step in the right direction. LeCompte summed it by saying, “We want a place where plain old everyday go to work, love your city and love your family type people on both sides of this issue can express their concerns in a non hostile, non politically nor official team influenced environment. After all, whatever happens will affect us all one way or another…why shouldn’t we all want to participate?”


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