San Diego State University has released the latest renderings of its proposed Mission Valley stadium, providing updated concepts on the facility’s design.
Under current plans, the city-owned SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley would be redeveloped to include a new SDSU football stadium, along with an outpost for the university. The stadium would provide a new home for SDSU Aztecs football, be designed to accommodate professional soccer, and have the ability to expand from 35,000 seats to 55,000 seats in the event that the NFL returns to San Diego.
Although a November referendum helped move the process forward, SDSU officials still have plenty of steps to complete before the proposal could become a reality. As it continues that process, SDSU has released new design renderings that showcase the latest plans for the facility.
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SDSU officials have been hoping to break ground on the project in 2020, with construction of the new stadium being completed in time for the 2022 college football season. However, plenty of steps remain in order to make that a reality. The university recently published the SDSU Mission Valley Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), making it available for an extended public comment period that closes on October 3. In addition, negotiations with the city have to be completed for a potential purchase of 132 acres.
Still, SDSU has managed to move forward with contracts on the stadium project, including Gensler for design and Clark Construction Group for construction. The football program currently plays home games at SDCCU Stadium, which was first built in 1967 and previously hosted both the NFL’s Chargers and MLB’s Padres.
Renderings via SDSU athletics.
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