Friends of SDSU is moving forward with an effort to put the plan to create SDSU West on the next possible ballot. They want to build a 35,000-seat sports stadium, school facilities, a river park, housing and hotels on the Mission Valley site where SDCCU Stadium now sits.
"Sell the Qualcomm site, a public asset to another public agency so it will continue to be used for another public purpose. The advantage is the city of San Diego would receive fair market value for the Qualcomm site, and they need the money, they don't want to be in the position of maintaining the existing stadium. And then it allows San Diego State to develop a plan and a new campus and partner with private entities to create a very new vibrant community," Said Kim Kilkenny, a supporter of SDSU West.
The proposal calls for the land to be bought from the city for fair market value, although it does not specify what that value is. The measure also calls for a full environmental review.