The city of San Diego has decided the Sports Arena be demolished and a new arena should arise.
And the three bidders who want to take over the redevelopment of that spot want to build a new one. The lead bidder, Midway Rising, wants to make a big new arena — but not big enough for the NHL or NBA. Such arenas require about 18,000 seats minimum.
And an important caveat with this project is the city's decision not to subsidize the project.
As host Scott Lewis found in his new story, bidders decided the way to pay for the crazy expense of such a project is not sports. It's concerts.
Enter: The San Diego Rock arena?!
This week, we discuss the current state of that major redevelopment project. Plus: OMG those Padres, the “how about nah” campaign and more dirty water politics.