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SDSU Announces Contractor For A New Aztec Stadium

Qualcomm Stadium, now the SDCCU Stadium, is pictured in this undated photogra...

Credit: Milan Kovacevic

Above: Qualcomm Stadium, now the SDCCU Stadium, is pictured in this undated photograph.

San Diego State University announced Thursday its selection of Clark Construction Group to design and build a 35,000-seat stadium in Mission Valley.

The stadium is part of the SDSU West measure that voters passed in the November mid-term election. The plan includes a river park, a campus extension and commercial and residential space. The value of the contract is roughly $250 million, according to SDSU.

"Clark Construction has significant expertise building large, multi-use stadiums and is a great fit to build San Diego State University's new multi- use stadium and the future home of Aztec Football," said SDSU Athletic Director JD Wicker. "I am confident in their ability to deliver a stadium that meets the needs of the university and the San Diego region."

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The Maryland-based company has completed several projects in Southern California, most notably Petco Park and the Rose Bowl press box in Pasadena. Clark Construction also designed and built local non-athletic buildings like the Naval hospital at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and SDSU's Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences building.

"We recognize the opportunity this project creates for SDSU's Mission Valley campus and for the greater San Diego community," said Carlos Gonzalez, the company's senior vice president and regional executive officer.

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The SDSU stadium will sit in the footprint of the site's current occupant, SDCCU Stadium. The stadium will serve primarily as the home stadium for the university's football team, but will also accommodate collegiate and possibly professional soccer games, concerts and other events.

Clark Construction currently aims to break ground on the project early next year, with the stadium ready for use at the beginning of the 2022 college football season.

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