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THE CHARGERS HAVE JOINED BALLPARK VILLAGE IN SUPPORT OF A JOINT-USE FACILITY

Our vision for East Village has always been tied to smart, sustainable, and responsible development. This requires that we take the time to really understand the interests of all members of the community.

Combining a convention center and sports stadium into a single multiuse campus-style facility could save $400 million over the cost of constructing separate facilities. But more importantly, it presents an unmatched opportunity to improve traffic and pedestrian circulation for the convention center, PETCO and the residents and businesses in East Village and surrounding communities.

"Under this concept 225,000 square feet of new year-round exhibit space would live underneath the stadium. The bonus is thousand of square feet of additional capacity above the playing field that will be available for sports, convention and event use on 200 or more days a year."

- San Diego Chargers
  • Joint-use

    Under this concept, 225,000 square feet of new year-round exhibit space would live underneath the stadium. The bonus is thousands of square feet of additional capacity above the playing field that will be available for sports, convention and event use on 200 or more days a year.

  • NEW PODIUM LEVEL PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE

    Residents, visitors and sports fans will all benefit from our concept of a podium-level skywalk designed to create an indoor/outdoor experience reminiscent of New York’s famous High Line. In addition to providing a safe crossing above the trolley tracks, the walkway would provide a dramatic bay-view walk, provide a more intimate “human scale” to the two-level pedestrian experience, and significantly improve access and circulation all the way to the bay.

  • Tailgate in the Sky

    An easily accessible, elevated park atop the meeting center would also present opportunities for tailgating, outdoor events, small concerts, festivals and other fun, open air activities… all in full view of San Diego’s bay front skyline.

  • Year-round Events

    Because the field rests atop of the new exhibition space the community benefits from the availability of additional capacity outside of football season. The stadium seating bowl would also be available to host events when not in use for football.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sometimes we forget just how transformative PETCO Park was for downtown. The Campus Convention Sports and Entertainment concept is designed to link to the surrounding community. The Library, PETCO Park, Barrio Logan, the emerging Idea District, restaurants, shops, and most importantly residents will all benefit from a thoughtful, 21st century pedestrian friendly campus integrated into the fabric of the community.

  • Traffic

    Downtown is connected to more trolley lines, the Campus plan will provide better freeway access, more fluid inflow and outflow and save the Mission Valley space for park and University use.

  • The Chargers’ Preferred Option

    Aside from the joint-use stadium and convention center’s unique and stellar design, the Chargers have said that downtown is their preferred location for many of the same reasons stated above. The plan is a win-win for the Chargers, for the Convention Center, tourists, and most importantly -- San Diegans.

  • Reduced Costs

    It's simple. Save $400 million.

  • Convention Center Size

    The Convention Center would be the same size and hold the same capacity as the proposed Waterfront Expansion, without the legal liabilities and with the additional “green floor” space and stadium seating capacity for mega-convention events.

Join the Chargers and Pledge Your Support for a Downtown Stadium!

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CONVENTION CENTER TIMELINE: 
WHERE WE ARE AND HOW WE GOT HERE

Convention center EXPANSION CAMPUS POSSIBILITES

Convention Center Expansion with Chargers Stadium

Tailgate Park PLUS Expansion

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Tailgate Park Expansion

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How We Helped #MakeSD What It Is Today

MORE THAN A BALLPARK

We need to understand how large community projects integrate into our neighborhood, and will affect our future together.

BallPark Village 1996s

PROBLEM

The San Diego Padres needed a new ballpark.

Different political and economic interests couldn’t agree.

Downtown San Diego was not fit for a family friendly stadium.

BallPark Village Today

SOLVERS

JMI Realty recognized how Petco Park could become a catalyst for redeveloping the blighted East Village neighborhood.

We brought everyone together in support of a $2 Billion Master Plan.

Established a very successful public-private partnership with the City of SD  to execute their plan.

Who We Are

JMI Realty is a real estate investment and development company that was organized in 1992. In 1998, JMI Realty was appointed by the City of San Diego and the San Diego Padres to act as the Master Developer of the Ballpark District.

JMI Realty's successful planning and implementation of the Ballpark District Master Plan resulted in over $2.0 billion of redevelopment in downtown San Diego, and is viewed nationally as a template for successful urban revitalization.

Ballpark Village LLC is a partnership of JMI Realty and Lennar.

BPV is the largest owner of undeveloped land in downtown San Diego. Our property is located adjacent to Petco Park and across the railroad tracks from the San Diego Convention Center.

It should come as no surprise that BPV has a serious interest in protecting the future of downtown San Diego.

With that interest comes a responsibility to understand how large public-event venues like the Convention Center, Petco Park, or even a possible Charger stadium, fully integrate into this neighborhood’s future.

Supporting the community

JMI also contributed $4 million toward the $26.8 million Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge and $900,000 for the north-end plaza, which Ballpark Village pledges to maintain. It covered $20 million for 134 low-income apartments at Father Joe's Village.

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