Save Our Bolts say Carson developments are only a distraction

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SAN DIEGO —  Carson City Council voted 3-0 Tuesday night to approve plans for a stadium that could be the San Diego Chargers’ new home.

It’s not surprising Bolts fans are losing hope the team will remain in San Diego.

“We understand that the fans are angry and feel like they’re not in control. But you are in control and your voice does matter,” said Thomas Powell, spokesman for Save Our Bolts.

Powell understands the emotions involved all too well. Save Our Bolts announced a rally to be held at Qualcomm Stadium on May 23. He said Chargers fans need to focus on supporting the upcoming stadium plan.

“We know we have the fan base here, we’re going to have a financial plan for the first time …there’s a lot more being accomplished in San Diego than there is in Carson, although it seems Carson is one step ahead of us,” Powell said.

Powell said it’s all about keeping your eyes on the prize — in this case, an NFL stadium and the Chargers where they belong: in San Diego.

“There’s a lot of obstacles to Carson,” said Powell. “Financially, plus it’s built on a dump, and Carson’s not the most attractive city than San Diego and again it’s mostly Raiders fans there. What we’re waiting for is a plan. To have a proper rally you need something to rally behind.”

FOX 5 contacted the Stadium Advisory Group but members declined to talk about recent developments in Carson, saying it’s focused on getting a stadium financing plan to the mayor by next month.

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