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Is SDSU getting a new football stadium?

Is SDSU getting a new football stadium?

Editor’s note: San Diego State aims to build its new 35,000-capacity stadium in time for the football team’s season opener against Arizona — Sept. 3, 2022 — which is now 184 days away. The Union-Tribune is doing monthly updates tracking the stadium’s progress.

Who is building the new Aztec Stadium?

San Diego State University
Clark is leading the design and construction of San Diego State University (SDSU)’s Aztec Stadium. The new 35,000 capacity stadium will support collegiate football, professional and collegiate soccer, and NCAA championship games, concerts, and other events.

What is going in place of Qualcomm Stadium?

A former Major League Baseball ballpark is now being demolished, as SDCCU Stadium–the former San Diego Stadium, Qualcomm Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium–is being torn down to make way for a new San Diego State facility.

Where will Aztec Stadium be built?

Snapdragon Stadium, known during its planning and early construction phases as Aztec Stadium, is an under-construction American football stadium in San Diego, California on the campus of San Diego State University at SDSU Mission Valley, a 166-acre (67 ha) non-contiguous expansion parcel of the university campus.

Who is paying for Snapdragon Stadium?

San Diego State bought the entire 135 acres, including the existing stadium, from the city for $88 million. Groundbreaking on the new stadium took place on August 17, 2020, just one week after SDSU took control of the site.

How many seats will Aztec Stadium have?

35,000Snapdragon Stadium / Capacity (expandable up to 55,000)

What will become of Qualcomm Stadium?

The university announced Monday that the 35,000-seat arena will be called “Snapdragon Stadium” after the Qualcomm-designed processor that powers many of the world’s most advanced smartphones. “We are thrilled to have secured the exclusive naming rights to San Diego State University’s new stadium, Snapdragon Stadium.

Are they rebuilding Qualcomm Stadium?

The structural steel operations for the $310 million stadium were completed 11 months after construction commenced. Once the stadium opens in September 2022, it is expected to host more than 300 events annually, including collegiate and professional football and soccer games, concerts, and cultural events.

Can Snapdragon Stadium be expanded?

The stadium was designed to be expandable to a capacity of 55,000 (complete with a plan and renderings for such an expansion) or more to accommodate a prospective NFL return to San Diego and/or future needs of the Aztecs football team.

Who owns the San Diego football stadium?

San Diego Stadium

Public transit San Diego Trolley Green Line at Stadium
Owner San Diego State University
Operator San Diego State University
Capacity 70,561 (Football, Chargers) 67,544 (Baseball) 54,000 (Football, Aztecs)

Why is SDSU playing in LA?

When the coronavirus pandemic struck and San Diego State knew it wouldn’t be able to play in front of fans last fall, the school moved its games to an MLS stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson and moved up the demolition of the old 70,000 seat stadium to make construction of the new stadium easier.

Why do the Aztecs play in Carson?

San Diego State will play its seven home games in Carson due to Mission Valley stadium construction. The new stadium is set to open next year on Sept. 3, against Arizona, in time for SDSU’s 100th season of football.

What are they building to replace Qualcomm Stadium?

San Diego State University celebrated the topping out of its new stadium in Mission Valley on Wednesday as Clark Construction placed the final steel beam. The 35,000-seat facility will be ready in less than 14 months for the season-opening football game against the University of Arizona on Sept. 3, 2022.

When will the new San Diego State football stadium be built?

San Diego State’s new stadium is projected to be completed in time for the football team’s 2022 season opener. Copy Link URL Copied! Derek Grice’s 6-year-old son is excited for construction to begin on San Diego State’s new football stadium. He is not alone.

Is the San Diego State Stadium finally closer to reality?

Now it’s one step closer to reality after The California State University Board of Trustees approved the design and financing plan for the 35,000-capacity stadium in late March. San Diego State University continues to work with the City of San Diego toward completing the purchase of the land.

How many fans does San Diego State football stadium hold?

This cavernous stadium which has held as many as 73,000, was very much oversized for the Aztecs football squad. And, despite San Diego State having excellent attendance in sports (Aztecs basketball has led California NCAA basketball attendance for upwards of six years), the stadium has always been an obvious retrofit.

What is San Diego State University doing with the land?

San Diego State University continues to work with the City of San Diego toward completing the purchase of the land. [Update: On June 30, the City Council approved a purchase and sale agreement .]