SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The National Football League announced Tuesday that representatives of San Diego, Oakland and St. Louis will make presentations on
their stadium proposals at a meeting of team owners Nov. 11 in New York.
The presentations will be made to a joint meeting of the league's stadium, finance and Los Angeles relocation committees. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said no votes are scheduled next week.
He said it will be the first time officials of the cities in danger of losing their franchise to Los Angeles will be able to state their case before a broad group of owners. It will also be the first presentation of plans by Oakland to any owners' group.
The city and county of San Diego have proposed building a 67,500-seat facility in Mission Valley, adjacent to Qualcomm Stadium, in an effort to keep the Chargers from leaving.
The Chargers have been asking for a new stadium for 15 years and have acquired land to build their own stadium in Carson, in Los Angeles County, potentially in concert with the Oakland Raiders. Team special counsel Mark Fabiani said an environmental impact report for the Mission Valley proposal is likely to be struck down by the courts.
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has proposed building a stadium in Inglewood, also in Los Angeles County.
The NFL has acknowledged efforts by St. Louis and the state of Missouri to create a stadium project to keep the Rams in town, and said it is further along the process than the Mission Valley plan.
Oakland did not appear to have a similar plan in the works until recently. On Monday, the city of Oakland announced the hiring of a consultant to study ways to finance a $900 million project without the use of taxpayer funds.
NFL owners are expected to decide early next year which, if any, teams will move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.