San Diego State officials meet to explore options for new football stadium
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Leaders and supporters of San Diego State University met Thursday to discuss the future of Aztec football, now that the SoccerCity plan has been delayed until 2018.
The Aztecs can only play in Qualcomm Stadium for two more seasons.
The meeting was an opportunity for the school to explore different options for a stadium. The university’s support group — the Campanile Foundation — hopes to have a new plan for the school and the team within 45 days.
SDSU had previously terminated discussions with the backers of SoccerCity and now faces the possibility of not having a permanent home to play in.
But San Diego State’s ability to build a new stadium at the Qualcomm site could hinge on whether the SoccerCity proposal to develop the site can make a comeback.
While the city council unanimously voted down SoccerCity’s request for a November special election, there could be another chance in 2018.
Other proposals include building a stadium on the SDSU campus, rebuilding Balboa Stadium and playing at Petco Park.