San Diego State reveals new plans for Qualcomm Stadium site
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego State University has opened discussions with the mayor’s office on a plan to buy or lease 47 acres of land for a stadium and a new West campus.
University officials say that the site is the only proximate piece of land capable of suiting the universities expansion plan.
The mayors office plans to keep an open dialogue with SDSU hoping that the they can still be part of the process whether the University will move forward independently or collaborate with other partners.
SDSU’s plan is very similar to Soccercity’s, anticipating a 35,000 seat stadium expandable to 40,000, parking areas, student areas, office space, and commercial retail.
This would be implemented after another initiative is put forward that the council could either adopt out right or send it to the voters to compete with Soccercity in next years November election.
The university sent mail to the mayor’s office regarding the plan with further details to come later. There’s been no mention of the plans estimated cost or how the university plans to finance the project.