I believe that they will in time. the location will probably end up around the Petco Pk area because the traffic infrastructure is already in line because of Petco. It will clean up a small part of skid row.
I would hate to see the taxpayers get roped into paying for something that only makes the owners richer. If they want a new stadium so badly why don't they put up the bulk of the money. After all, you make money by investing not begging for freebies.
But a previous poster is correct; SD is a city of transplants, military mostly, that root for their "home" teams. There will never be a solid fan base to support a " San Diego" team, not football or otherwise.
the chargers do need a new stadium, however it needs to be smaller than qualcomm is. we have a very heavily population of military so they tend to cheer for there own team. there was a number somewhere around 10-15,000 fans per game here for the other team. when we have a team like jacksonville who has no fans to begin with we get hit with a blackout because their fans dont show. there will be thousands and thousands of angry fans if they were to move but it looks more like jacksonville will probably be the team in l.a. the city is slowly getting their stuff together and trying to get them a stadium. remember the superbowl here in the 90's? that brought TONS of tourist money here and that exactly what this area desperately needs now. you have to spend money to get money applies to the city too