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Could private seat licenses pay for a new Chargers stadium?

Steve Bosh, KUSI NEWS

Friday, March 6, 2015

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National University's Think Tank projects about $50 million less from PSL's.
Erik Bruvold analyzed the financing of 18 new stadiums by correlating household incomes, businesses with the percentage of public subsidies.
"That would put San diego raising somewhere between $100 and $150-million in personal seat licenses. The smaller market you're in, the more you put in from the public side. Big markets like New York, San Francisco combined, and indeed Los Angeles are likely to get away with deals where it's almost all privately financed," he said.
San Diego is in the category of the Minnesota, St. Louis, and Tennessee.
"San Diego's right in this little cluster of around 300,000 income households, and if we look at it, we pay around 60 to 70 percent," he said.