Most Charger fans not SD city residents
Chargers rule! What a whupping. Battle on!
I sure enjoyed the Titans game.
One interesting aspect struck me in the U-T reader letters (“Voices”) on the game. There were six letters published. NONE were from San Diego city residents. BTW, all were from north of I-8, except perhaps the one from El Cajon.
The point is, a very large number of ticket-buying Charger fans are not San Diego residents. Almost all “out of towners” are “day trippers” — they drive down for the game, perhaps “tailgate,” and then return home. They do little for our city economy. None stay overnight.
Yet the Chargers are looking for San Diego city residents to pay big bucks to subsidize the new stadium proposed for downtown (admittedly a dormant project at best — at this point in time). Bad idea.
Let me be clear. Subsidizing pro sports makes little or no economic sense, and CERTAINLY fails the “social justice” test. I adamantly oppose such subsidies for millionaires.
But if we taxpayers are going to be duped into paying for a chunk of the new stadium, surely it should be a countywide subsidy.