Stan Kroenke Is Trying To Bring An NBA Or NHL Team To San Diego With New Arena Project

Stan Kroenke

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San Diego is one of the only major California cities that isn’t home to a professional team in the NFL, NBA, or NHL.

However, that all might change soon thanks to Stan Kroenke.

Kroenke owns multiple franchises in different sports. Those being the Los Angeles Rams, Denver Nuggets, and the Colorado Avalanche. Along with multiple soccer clubs and E-Sports teams.

Now, it appears he aims to bring a sports team to San Diego, but instead of being a team owner, he’s going to own the rights to the arena.

According to Front Office Sports, Stan Kroenke has taken over an arena project in San Diego. The venue will reportedly include, “a 16,000-seat arena, thousands of new housing units, a hotel, retail space, and the ability to house an NBA or NHL team.”

Here are some images of the proposed project that could open by 2025.

At first glance, it looks like an amazing venue that could turn into a lively area within the city. Especially considering the planned lot is nearly 50 acres big.

Todd Gloria, the mayor of San Diego, claims that having Stan Kroenke on board should, “make it that much more certain that this project will actually come to fruition,” per Front Office Sports.

As of right now, it’s unclear what team or teams would play in the 16,00-seat arena. The NBA has recently claimed they are expecting a new franchise team or two. Additionally, the Arizona Coyotes could be searching for a new home as well.

With that said, anybody wanting the Chargers to return to San Diego won’t get their wish. However, a new basketball or hockey team should be welcomed with open arms.