Disney CEO to lead effort for Chargers stadium in Carson

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SAN DIEGO — Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger has been appointed by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to head their joint stadium efforts in Carson in Los Angeles County, the Chargers announced Wednesday.

Iger will serve as the non-executive chairman of Carson Holdings LLC, the joint venture between the two football teams formed in February to work with the city of Carson to build a stadium there.

His position will go into effect if the proposed site in Carson is approved by NFL team owners, who are expected to vote on the proposed move early next year.

“Should owners approve the move, Los Angeles will proudly welcome two incredible teams to our community and build a stadium worthy of their fans,” Iger said in a statement.

He will be responsible for hiring a president and will lead the project on the teams’ involvement with the Carson plan, the fans experience at the stadium, how they will get in and out of the venue, marketing and more.

The announcement coincides with an NFL owners meeting in New York City today to discuss the status of L.A. proposals by the Chargers, Raiders and St. Louis Rams. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is scheduled to give a 45-minute presentation to team owners on why the Chargers should stay in San Diego.

Faulconer will also discuss the city’s proposed 67,500-seat facility in Mission Valley adjacent to Qualcomm Stadium.

Iger is at a company conference in Orlando, Florida, and will not be attending the NFL meetings today, the Los Angeles Times reported.

8 comments

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  • Ann Puckett

    Sick of 14 years of complaining. Go and don’t let the door hit you in the rear. As a taxpayer I don’t believe I should have to pay for a facility for wealthy people to become more wealthy. I can’t afford to go to a game, yet I have to pay for it. This is wrong.

  • Stu

    This article sounds about right. They are in Fantasyland thinking they are a good team. And besides, Mickey Mouse and Goofy already have a job on the team.

  • j/esco

    Walt would not aprove….efffff Carson! They might get another team leaving San Diego. But they aren’t getting the name!

  • Jim

    Well if Mickey is Quarter Back and Goofy as wide receiver then the Carson Chargers would have a shot at the Superbowl… Cuz Rivers ain’t doing it…

  • rudy

    If the both teams share the same stadium they should be build a county jail next door too because all the fight and shooting are going to happen now that Los Angeles are closer to home…

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