SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — "Friends of SDSU" announced Thursday the SDSU West Campus Research Center, Stadium, and River Park Initiative regarding the existing stadium site in Mission Valley.
The initiative would authorize the sale of the SDCCU Stadium site to San Diego State University and direct the university to create a comprehensive site plan for the site.
“We are proud to formally introduce our initiative, which is centered around our shared goal of helping SDSU grow, prosper and continue to meet our regional higher education needs,” said Malin Burnham, member of the Friends of SDSU Steering Committee. “As one of the last remaining pieces of land in the heart of our City, the stadium site in Mission Valley represents a significant opportunity to create an innovation center and a permanent home for SDSU football.”
As a critical component of San Diego’s higher education system, SDSU has been challenged by a lack of space for expansion. Additionally, the City’s decision to shutter SDCCU Stadium in late 2018 has raised questions regarding the future of the SDSU football program.