Should the San Diego Chargers relocate to Los Angeles, the Oakland Raiders would be interested in looking south to San Diego as a potential new home.
And sources have indicated they would be interested in renovating Qualcomm Stadium, where the Chargers played for more than 50 years.
If so, it would be a much cheaper option for the Raiders and that means a more palatable plan for San Diego leaders to potentially take to local residents.
The problem is, for years the idea of renovating Qualcomm Stadium has been rejected as a non-starter. Especially if the ultimate goal is to host Super Bowls.
Not so fast, says Dan Meis, a world-renowned architect who has designed sports facilities such as The Staples Center, Safeco Field, Paul Brown Stadium and many others.
Meis insists Qualcomm isn’t just a candidate to be redone, but also lifted to a suitable Super Bowl venue.
Meis joined Judson Richards today on XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego. In the interview, Meis discusses how renovating Qualcomm Stadium is a viable option.
Here is a short transcript of the interview:
Judson: Dan, hypothetically speaking, if I cut you a check for $500 million…could you make the Q something the NFL would say ‘okay, we would host a Super Bowl here?’
Meis: “No doubt, no doubt. It could definitely be done.”
If so, that would be a game changer.