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San Diego County supervisor willing to contribute to new Chargers' stadium

SAN DIEGO -- With representatives of the San Diego Chargers expected to meet with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's stadium advisory group on Monday, San Diego County Supervisors Chairman Bill Horn added an interesting twist.

In an interview with KPBS radio in San Diego, Horn said the county could play a role in helping to fund a new NFL stadium in San Diego.

“I believe if the county could get involved, we might be able to put in some revenue bonds, something like that,” Horn told KPBS. “But I would have to say to my taxpayers, 'you're not going to have to pay for this.' These are gonna have to be from bonds that will pay for themselves."

The stadium advisory group is tasked with figuring out the best location for a new NFL stadium between the current Qualcomm Stadium site and property next to the San Diego Padres' Petco Park slated for a convention center expansion.

The group also is looking for a finance plan to fund the project, which is where Horn's idea for the county to get involved could play a role.

In anticipation of Monday's meeting, the Chargers provided various documents gleaned from the team's 13-year effort to get a new stadium built.