Voters Strongly Favor SDSU West over SoccerCity

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 23, 2018) – San Diego voters decisively favor SDSU West over SoccerCity for the future of the Mission Valley stadium site, according to a new poll released today by Friends of SDSU. The telephone survey found strong majority support for SDSU West, which voters prefer nearly 2-to-1 over the competing SoccerCity initiative. 

“San Diegans recognize that SDSU West is the only initiative that will create an opportunity for San Diego State University to expand its campus and benefit our regional economy for generations to come through an open and transparent process,” said Leo Morales, former president of the SDSU Alumni Board of Advisors and Friends of SDSU member. “It’s clear voters want to meet the higher education needs of local students, not just build another shopping mall in Mission Valley.” 

The new poll found that 62 percent of voters favor SDSU West. In an initial vote, SDSU West outperforms SoccerCity by 22 percent. When presented with the two options side by side – forcing voters to choose between the two initiatives – nearly 2-to-1 prefer SDSU West. 

While support for SDSU West remained steady from previous polling conducted last fall, support for SoccerCity decreased by nearly 10 percent. Opposition to SoccerCity increased significantly during this period, from 37 percent to 46 percent. In a head-to-head comparison of the two initiatives, a paltry 27 percent favor SoccerCity. 

“There is a reason that SDSU West is leading SoccerCity by more than 20 percent, and that is the SDSU West initiative protects the long-term interests and economic prosperity of our region,” said Morales. 

With just three months to go until Election Day, these latest poll results are a clear indication the SDSU West initiative is gaining momentum and traction. Ultimately, only one vision for the Mission Valley stadium site can move forward, and SDSU West is the frontrunner going into the fall election. 

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