BREAKING: Judge Rules SoccerCity-backed Lawsuit Against SDSU West as "MERITLESS"

Today the Superior Court of California rejected a lawsuit backed by SoccerCity promoters to remove SDSU West from the November ballot, declaring Friends of SDSU and its SDSU West initiative’s use of the San Diego State University name in its campaign is legal and appropriate. Today’s ruling also affirmed the intention of the SDSU West initiative to empower the City of San Diego to sell the Mission Valley stadium site to San Diego State University at fair market value for a campus expansion including research facilities, a stadium and river park.    

“The court’s decision affirms that SDSU West creates the opportunity to expand San Diego State University and grow the regional economy through an open and transparent process,” said Bill Hammett, Friends of SDSU steering committee member. “Today’s decision also makes it clear that the frivolous FS Investors-backed lawsuit lacked any merit in its allegations, because SDSU West fully complies with California State Law, San Diego City Charter and the California Education Code.”  

About Friends of SDSU

Friends of SDSU is a group of alumni, community and business leaders working collectively to enable SDSU to grow, prosper and continue to meet the higher education needs of our region. Friends of SDSU and its SDSU West Campus Research Center, Stadium, and River Park Initiative operate independently of San Diego State University. For more information on Friends of SDSU, please visit

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