By Liz Alper
January 26, 2016 (San Diego) - The NFL wants to stay in San Diego. That much we know.
What we don't know is if the Chargers will move to LA and the Oakland Raiders will move here. Or if the Chargers will stay here.
Raiders owner Mark Davis wants a smaller stadium. Chargers owner Dean Spanos wants the opposite. According to a tweet from the Los Angeles Daily News, the Raiders are interested in renovating Qualcomm Stadium if they move to San Diego.
However, Mayor Faulconer's Task Force Chairman Adam Day says that renovating Qualcomm will be expensive: $100 million for repairs, $300 million for earthquake proofing, another $300 million for upgrades for a grand total of $700 million.
If the Raiders move, it will bring the $300 million needed to build a $1 billion stadium and the deal for a new stadium is $1.1 billion. The NFL might also waive Oakland's relocation fee.
If the Raiders move to San Diego, it will accomplish what the NFL wants: football's return to LA, keeping football in San Diego and protect the Chargers by moving them to a franchise where they--or at least, Spanos--thinks they'll have a fanbase.
Faithful Chargers fans probably don't want this scenario, but as this soap opera drags on, it looks more and more likely.
Raiders to San Diego?
Only if the SDPD can provide enough officers to control rowdy Raider fans.