In sports related election night news, San Diego voters rejected a proposed increase in the city’s hotel tax from 10.5% to 16.5% in order to fund the construction of a new stadium for the Chargers.
Estimates predicted the tax would yield around $1 billion, which would be matched with $650 million from the team. Measure C fell well short of the 2/3 majority needed to pass.
The failure of the team and the city to agree on a new stadium raises the obvious question whether the Chargers will begin kicking the tires on relocating the team to L.A.
When the NFL approved the Rams relocation, they also approved giving San Diego the first right to join them. The one-year window for the Chargers to decide expires in January.
It’s decision time for owner Dean Spanos. All signs point to moving trucks heading to Los Angeles.
Check out the video of one stadium proposal for Carson City.