SAN DIEGO -- Chargers fans are keeping their spirit, despite the uncertainty of where the San Diego Chargers will end up.
Charger faithful’s filled Qualcomm Stadium for the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday.
“San Diego Chargers built this place, I’ve been a season ticket holder since 1961,” said Charger fan Hillary “BO" Fellows.
“I don’t know what I’d do if they leave. I don’t know,” said another fan.
The question is whether or not San Diegans will show their support to the Chargers by voting yes on Measure C come November. Measure C would increase the tax on hotel rooms to pay for the construction of an estimated $1.8 billion joint stadium and convention center.
“Of course I’m going to vote yes on C, because although I hate to see this go down, I just think we as a city -- to always be a major league city -- need a major league facility,” said Fellows.
The challenge is getting the two-thirds majority to pass the measure to start construction in San Diego’s East Village.
If the measure fails the Chargers could take up the option to join the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood.
“I plan to vote yes for C, but two-thirds vote is a stretch. I don’t think everybody is going to vote for it,” said Christopher Taylor.
Some Charger fans told FOX 5, the stadium is already in an ideal location.
“It’s been here all this time, so why change it? You could have a new stadium here and then have all these shops out here, restaurants, create some revenue here, it’s perfect for it. You go downtown it’s too congested,” one fan said.
Opponents argue the hotel tax isn’t enough to cover the cost of infrastructure, parking and traffic and that is when it would fall on the city.