JMI Realty announces proposal for future SDSU complex at Qualcomm Stadium site
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local Developers announced a plan for the future of Qualcomm Stadium Tuesday morning. The plan involves a campus for San Diego State University alumni and a new stadium.
The announcement comes a week after the Chargers released their proposal that would relocate the team to downtown San Diego, leaving Qualcomm Stadium, their former home in Mission Valley, vacant.
JMI Realty, who also is behind Petco Park, the Omni Hotel and the East Village Square in downtown, in conjunction with Cisterra Development unveiled the details behind SDSU’s redeveloped sports, education and business complex at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning at Montezuma Hall.
The space will serve San Diego State University alumni and residents of San Diego County and a will include new football stadium for the team.
The team behind the proposal is calling it a "a civic gem that all SDSU alumni and San Diego County residents will claim proudly."
Shortly after the announcement, SDSU President Elliot Hirshman released a blog, outlining his thoughts on the future of Mission Valley and the Qualcomm Stadium site.
"The San Diego Chargers’ recent decision to leave Mission Valley and pursue a downtown stadium creates this critical opportunity. This decision opens up a host of possibilities for the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site – just eight minutes away by trolley from our College Avenue campus," Hirshman wrote.