MLS Expansion: San Diego's 'SoccerCity' project trails in polls

A year after they hoped for, supporters of a soccer stadium in San Diego will get a vote on their project. Problem is, another measure is on the November ballot for San Diego voters, and it calls for different use of the same 132 acres in Mission Valley.

And in a recent SurveyUSA poll commissioned by the Union-Tribune and 10News, the soccer project is trailing badly:

Measure E: the SoccerCity initiative:

32 percent in favor;
48 percent oppose;
20 percent undecided.

Measure G, the SDSU West initiative:

57 percent in favor;
26 percent oppose;
17 percent undecided.

Measure E would allow the city to lease land to investment firm FS Investors whose development project includes a soccer stadium. Measure G would allow the city to sell the same land to San Diego State University for housing and commercial projects and a development for San Diego State's campus expansion -- plus a stadium for the football Aztecs.

If both measures receive majority support, the winner will be the measure with the highest support. If neither measure receives majority support, the city will go back to the drawing board to seek out parties interested in working with it on the Mission Valley property.

1 comment about "MLS Expansion: San Diego's 'SoccerCity' project trails in polls".
  1. Ginger Peeler, October 16, 2018 at 12:42 p.m.

    How I wish I still lived there!  I hate to see soccer fall by the wayside here. How I miss it. 

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