SD TRAVEL LEISURE

SDSU Offers New Options for Qualcomm Stadium Site

San Diego State University has presented city officials with a mixed-use vision for the current Qualcomm Stadium site, including a new multi-use stadium for Aztec football and other potential sports partners, seating 35,000 to 40,000.

Airport Looking for 3rd-Party Operator to Oversee Innovation Lab

The San Diego International Airport is on the hunt for a third-party operator (an individual or a firm) to take over its “innovation lab,” which the airport launched earlier this year.

Old Globe Names Timothy Shields Managing Director

The Old Globe has tapped Timothy J. Shields as its new managing director.

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Condor Airlines Won’t Extend Local Flights to Frankfurt Beyond 2017

German carrier Condor Airlines has informed San Diego airport officials that its first season of direct local flights to Frankfurt will be its last, though no specific explanation was provided.

SoccerCity Backers to MLS: Wait for San Diego

With a local vote on the project possibly more than a year away, developers backing the proposed SoccerCity mixed-use development in Mission Valley have launched a new campaign aimed at getting Major League Soccer to hold off decisions on its next expansion teams.

Rincon Band Breaks Ground on $20M Administrative Building

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians said in mid-July that it broke ground on a $20 million, 43,000-square-foot tribal government administration building, which will replace the temporary buildings it has used for the last 17 years.

Hotel Management Company to Lay Off up to 90 in San Diego

San Diego-based Hotel Managers Group LLC plans to lay off up to 90 workers effective Aug. 15, according to a company filing with the California Employment Development Department.

Business Calendar for Week of July 24, 2017

Some of the events planned in the county for the week of July 24, 2017, and beyond.

Comic-Con 2017: Everybody Wants In

As with past years, the 2017 edition of Comic-Con International kicked off July 20 with the most common sight seen in and near the San Diego Convention Center: people waiting in lines.

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San Diego Mansion Housing Hotel Sold for $3.85 Million

Irvine-based Limelight Investments LLC has purchased the historic mansion housing the Britt Scripps Inn in Bankers Hill for $3.85 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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No Identity, Secret or Otherwise, Revealed Yet for Upcoming Comic-Con Museum

Forgive Comic-Con International organizers for being a little pre-occupied at the moment, seeing as they’re quite busy gearing up for their annual mega pop-culture fest running July 20-23 at San Diego Convention Center.

NTN Buzztime Appoints 2 Independent Board Members

Carlsbad-based NTN Buzztime Inc. said it has named two new independent directors to its board.

Business Calendar for Week of July 17, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 17, 2017, and beyond.

Former El Cajon Police Station Site to House Hampton Hotel, In-N-Out Burger

The former site of an El Cajon police station will be redeveloped to include a Hampton by Hilton hotel, a new location of In-N-Out Burger and other adjacent retail, following the city council’s recent approval of the project at 100 Fletcher Pkwy.

Tired Superheroes, Hungry Zombies Are Economic Assets for S.D.

TOURISM: Comic-Con Spreads the Wealth With $143M Economic Impact

These days, the ripple benefits of Comic-Con International, the largest convention held annually in San Diego, extend well beyond the exhibitors seeking to impress the 130,000 attendees, or the hoteliers selling thousands of rooms to those pop culture devotees every July.

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