SAN DIEGO — The Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, a sprawling industrial dock downtown, has been the target of developers for more than a decade. Its cranes and cargo containers are within walking distance of the Convention Center, hotels and San Diego’s bustling nightlife.
Now two businessmen determined to build a football stadium on the terminal have taken over the county’s largest newspapers and are positioning themselves politically to push their development plans forward.
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal site.
U-T SanDiego owner Doug Manchester and his CEO John Lynch have spent years cultivating political connections, while eying the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal for development. Follow the journey in this interactive timeline.
Little more than a month after hotel developer Douglas Manchester and his business partner John Lynch took over the executive offices of U-T San Diego’s Mission Valley headquarters last December, they declared on the front page that the newspaper’s top priority was to persuade the powers that be, and the public, to build an entertainment complex on the terminal, with parkland, a beach and a football stadium.
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