Mayor hopes for fresh start with Chargers on stadium talks

BY foxsports • January 13, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mayor Kevin Faulconer says the NFL's rejection of the Chargers' plans to build a stadium in Carson gives both sides the opportunity for a fresh start in what has been a bruising saga in San Diego.

The Chargers walked away from talks with city and county leaders in June. While the NFL owners rejected their plans to build a stadium with the rival Raiders, they gave the Chargers the option to join the St. Louis Rams in Inglewood.

Faulconer says he left a message Wednesday for Chargers chairman Dean Spanos, who was traveling back from Houston.

Chargers attorney Mark Fabiani says Spanos will take a few days to ''to evaluate the franchise's new options.''

The city and county are offering $350 million to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.

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