LOS ANGELES— San Diego civic leaders are standing behind their plan to expand the city’s convention center after the San Diego Chargers tried to derail the plan with an alternative that includes a new football stadium.

The National Football League team came out with the alternative plan with less than a month to go before a California Coastal Commission vote on the convention center, one of the final procedural hurdles for the $520 million bond-financed project to add 400,000 square feet to the facility.

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