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Debunking Myths about NFL Stadium Construction

Political leaders in San Diego have spent years characterizing the city's NFL team as a regional asset, requiring a new stadium to keep in place. A column debunks some of the logic behind how and why behind some of that reasoning.
January 17, 2015, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Scott Lewis writes a columned aimed at dispelling myths surrounding the development of a new NFL stadium to house the Chargers in San Diego. "Every time I talk about this story, whether on the radio, at a party or on Twitter, the same simple responses come up. Here’s why we need to retire the most common ones," writes Lewis.

The four myths Lewis tackles:

  • "Why don’t they get a bunch of private investors to pay for a new stadium?"
  • "The fans who care about football can pay for it."
  • "They can combine it with a soccer stadium. (Or the Olympics!) Or the Convention Center."
  • "We’ll get Super Bowls regularly if we build it."

Click through to the article to hear the counterarguments for each of these points. 

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Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Voice of San Diego
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