SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- With the demolition of SDCCU Stadium underway, much of the talk has been about how to buy the seats. But there's a lot more that could go at a fraction of the price.
San Diego State University will auction off hundreds of mementos from the stadium in December, including a variety of signage -- from seats to parking lot -- and heavy duty equipment, such as electric carts and automotive lifts. Starting bids range from $25 to $50.
Heritage Global Partners will be handling the auction, which runs online from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16. Pre-registration is available now.
“Unfortunately we can't save the stadium, that's bigger than us, but we can save a piece of it for you," said Tim Shaeffer, Director of Business Development at Heritage Global Partners.
Fans can buy 15-inch-by-15-inch signs that directed fans to their sections. Of note, a Section 55 stadium sign designed to honor Chargers great Junior Seau, starting bid $25.
Buyers pay 7.75 percent sales tax as well as an 18 percent fee on purchases. Items can be picked up the week after the auction, so buyers can have them before the Holidays.
SDSU has also announced that seats from SDCCU Stadium will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m Dec. 1. Buyers must purchase two because they share arm wrests and do not stand on their own. A general public price has still not been announced, but similar sales have been in the $500 to $750 range for a pair, the university says. The seats cost $299 in a presale to Aztec Club members.
Proceeds from seat sales will be re-invested into the project to build a 35,000-seat stadium for the Aztecs. Construction is underway in the SDCCU Stadium parking lot, with scheduled opening in 2022.