SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers chairman Dean Spanos hired businessman and former developer Fred Maas on Monday to head the team's citizens' initiative process to get a measure for a new stadium on the November ballot.
Maas is expected to bring a new voice to the team's long, bitter attempt to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. He is considered to have a good relationship with City Hall and was the city's stadium point man under former Mayor Jerry Sanders.
Spanos said attorney Mark Fabiani will continue to be part of the stadium process. Fabiani spent most of last year attacking Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposals to keep the team, and the Chargers' attempts to move to the Los Angeles area angered many fans.