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New questions on stadium plan

EconoMeter panel raises issues for negotiators to consider

Roger Showley, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Friday, May 22, 2015

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Kelly Cunningham, National University System
Answer: YES

While the plan is reasonable and consistent with financing strategies presented in other cities, concerns arise over revenues needed for ongoing operations and maintenance. With nearly all financing pledged toward construction, the city will need extraordinary efficiency to generate the substantial income needed to break even on operations and avoid taking subsidies from general funds. Another key risk is ramping up amenities to match other recently constructed NFL stadiums in attempting to compete for Super Bowls.