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The Chargers Stadium Plan Would Cost Taxpayers Almost $1 Billion

Liam Dillon, PUBLIC CEO

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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This is how much public money the task force isn’t telling you about.
• Operating and maintaining the stadium: $217 million to $327 million
This is one of the biggest gaps in the task force’s plan. The stadium won’t run for free each year. Right now, the stadium runs at a $7.2 million deficit once you take away the cost of the existing stadium bond debt. An analysis by the National University System Institute for Policy Research put the annual loss even higher at $10.9 million.
“It’s a significant issue,” said Erik Bruvold, who runs the institute. “That’s another general fund subsidy.”