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San Diego to miss mayor's deadline on vote to keep Chargers

San Diego to miss mayor's deadline on public vote to stop Chargers' move to Los Angeles

San Diego to miss mayor's deadline on vote to keep Chargers

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The city of San Diego and the Chargers are poised to miss a deadline set by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to schedule an election on whether taxpayers should help pay for a new stadium to stop the NFL team from moving to Los Angeles.

Faulconer wants an election before an anticipated decision by NFL team owners, potentially early next year, on whether to return a team to Los Angeles after a two-decade absence. The city and Chargers had to agree to terms by Friday to allow enough time for a Jan. 12 election.

The missed deadline is a reminder of the wide gulf between the city and team. Negotiations collapsed in June after three meetings, and neither side suggests they will resume.


Updated : 2021-09-19 22:34 GMT+08:00