To get ideas for a new Chargers stadium, Mayor Jerry Sanders embarked on a trip to Kansas City, Indianapolis and Denver last week to see what worked and didn’t work when those cities built sports venues.

So how did those cities manage to pull it off? Taxes, writes our Scott Lewis. He also appeared in a special San Diego Explained with NBC7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia to discuss the obstacles to building a stadium in California.

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Dagny Salas is the web editor at You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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