Faulconer talks stadium efforts with NFL commissioner


SAN DIEGO — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke by telephone with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell Monday to outline efforts by the city and county to build a new stadium for the Chargers, the mayor’s office said.

“The mayor discussed the actions San Diego has and continues to take toward a new stadium, and expressed his commitment to moving forward with a fair plan that meets the needs of the community and the team,” said mayoral spokesman Matt Awbrey in a statement. “The telephone conversation lasted about 45 minutes.”

The discussion came after negotiations between the city, county and Chargers broke off in acrimony last week when team officials rejected a proposed timeline for conducting environmental studies of the proposed stadium site in Mission Valley.

Faulconer held a news conference to say he would take San Diego’s case for keeping the team directly to the NFL.

“Mayor Faulconer…

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