San Diego’s local authority is planning to spend $700,000 on upgrading internet connectivity and other technology at Qualcomm Stadium.

The city is planning to invest in a fibreoptic internet network at the venue, with $415,000 already allocated towards the project.

The work is set to go ahead despite significant doubts over whether the San Diego Chargers NFL American football league team will stay at the stadium.

Last week, the California Supreme Court ruled that a measure to raise taxes to pay for a new stadium for the Chargers must pass by a two-thirds majority, rather than a simple majority.

The franchise is seeking to raise the hotel tax to 16.5 per cent from 12.5 percent to help pay for the city’s contribution towards the proposed $1.8bn stadium project.

The NFL is set to contribute $300m, with the Chargers committing $650m.

A spokesperson for the city acknowledged that the future of 60-year-old Qualcomm Stadium is “up in the air”, but added that the stadium hosts more than just Chargers games.

“Until a decision is made we’re going to continue to do what we can to maintain it,” the spokesperson told

At this year’s edition of TheStadiumBusiness Summit in Madrid, delegates heard from David Manica, principal of MANICA Architecture, about the design proposals behind the new $1.8bn Chargers stadium, which is set to combine a stadium with a convention centre. Click here for more information.