SDSU West will build a Joint Use stadium for SDSU Division 1 collegiate football and other potential sports partners. Those partners could include a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise or other soccer league or rugby or a number of other sports, and it also be adaptable for the NFL.
Populous, the design team that crafted Petco Park and has been hired by SDSU, said in the stadium unveiling for SDSU that the minimum acceptable stadium size would be 35,000, but noted Aztecs stadium would be expandable to 50,000, capable of hosting an NFL team.
“Construction of the Joint Use Stadium shall be completed not later than seven years from the date of execution of the sales agreement. The new Aztecs Stadium would also have adjacent and convenient parking and include all the amenities expected of a sports stadium – proximity to campus and trolley access, an intimate fan-experience design, enhanced game-day experience for fans, premium seating, access to technology, community gathering areas, local foods and beverages.”