Manchester’s plan, according to news reports, would renovate the 50-year-old stadium for a new professional football team as well as soccer and college football and add a a nearby basketball arena to attract an NBA team.
Renderings and other details of Manchester’s proposal have not been released.
On Monday, La Jolla-based FS Investors proposed tearing down Qualcomm to build a state-of-the-art soccer and college-football stadium and develop nearly 5,000 homes along with shops, restaurants, offices and 55 acres of parkland. The Soccer City development would be a destination for concerts as well as sporting events.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Manchester plan includes the same number of housing units and park space but more office development.
Manchester sent a letter Feb. 8 to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell expressing interest in providing a football stadium for a pro team. With La Vegas rejecting a new football stadium, the Oakland Raiders could potentially move to San Diego.
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