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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Next week, voters in the City of San Diego will choose between two competing measures over the future of the stadium site in Mission Valley. Measures E and G are only open to voters in the City of San Diego. Both plans need a simple majority to pass. If both get that, the one with the most votes wins. If neither passes, the land goes back to the San Diego City Council - and back to square one.
Here's a simple rundown of both measures.
It's known as SoccerCity.
It would lease the land and the old Chargers practice facility to private developers for 99 years. Supporters said the land would be used to build a Major League Soccer Stadium, creating a mixed-used project with office and retail space. Also, 4,800 homes and 450 hotel rooms would be built.
A river park would also be added.
It is known as SDSU West.
A YES vote would allow 132 acres to be sold to San Diego State University - allowing the campus to expand. Supporters said the land would be used to build a football stadium, academic facilities, student and faculty housing. It would also include retail space and hotel rooms.
Measure G would also create a 34 acre river park
Who Supports SoccerCity:
SoccerCity supporters include former Olympic soccer stars Landon Donavan and Shannon MacMillan, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilman Scott Sherman, who represents the district that encompasses the stadium site.
Who Supports SDSU West:
Three San Diego County Supervisors, the Lincoln Club of San Diego County, the San Diego County Democratic Party and San Diego City Council members Barbara Bry, Lorie Zapf, Chris Ward, Myrtle Cole and David Alvarez.
Those against MEASURE E:
There is no guarantee San Diego would get a professional soccer team and it would create more traffic than Measure G. Opponents further say there would be no requirement that any land will be provided for San Diego State University.
Those against MEASURE G:
Opponents say some problems include the fact that it does not guarantee any specific development - meaning voters would have to trust the Cal State University system. It also remains unclear who the backers will be paying for the project's development. Also, there is no guarantee for funding the river park or its maintenance.