Stadium Committee to Meet With Chargers Representative for ‘Robust’ Talk

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Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers talks in the huddle during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, New York. (Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

When San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer named a committee of business and civic leaders to find a way to build a new NFL stadium and keep the Chargers from moving to Los Angeles, he did not include anyone from the team’s ownership.

Reaction from the Chargers to the committee idea was tepid. For more than a dozen years the team has been campaigning for a new stadium without much political push from City Hall.

Faulconer wants the committee to recommend a location for a new stadium and a way to pay for it – all to be submitted to a public vote for approval.

Any split between the Chargers ownership and the committee could make an already daunting task even more difficult.

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