Qualcomm Stadium

SoccerCity likely headed for citywide vote

SoccerCity likely headed for citywide vote

The San Diego Chargers may be bolting town but the stadium drama remains as the SoccerCity initiative seeks to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to a revitalized Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley.

La Jolla-based FS Investors gathered over 100,000 signatures in two weeks to put the SoccerCity sports entertainment district before San Diego City Council on June 19. As it is a citizen’s initiative, the council has the option to approve it outright or send it to a citywide vote in a special election in November 2017 or the general election in June 2018.

Measure L, which San Diego voters passed in November 2016, states that any major initiative or measure should be...