I forgot to mention today in “jock itch” that National City Mayor Ron Morrison will be hosting Café San Diego Friday.
You should prepare your questions for him.
I made the point that South Bay suburbs appear to be so interested in getting professional sports teams and facilities to the area, it seems as if they have an itch they need to scratch: jock itch.
I got several e-mails in response to the column.
Here’s a sample from someone deep in the bowels of City Hall whom I’ll call Seagull:
Jock itch typically has another symptom … the burning sensation. In this case, that would be sensation of burning money you don’t have.
And another from reader JB:
[I]s there really … absolutely … without question … no way that qualcomm could be restructured at half the cost of a new stadium … for such little use?
need to lower the playing field . . . increase luxury boxes . . . isn’t the rest, cosmetic?
every broadcaster who travels here to do a game comments on how special qualcomm is!
wrigley continues to be a choice ball park . . . chicagoans are excited about their “new” bears home.
Good question: They always make the point about how old it is, but what is it, exactly, that makes us need to replace Qualcomm Stadium?
Regardless, I can tell you for a fact the Chargers are not interested at all in doing that. And the city of San Diego, like I wrote, has actually more incentive to get rid of the Chargers than to keep them.