SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The vision of SDSU's future home field is coming into focus after brand new renderings were unveiled Saturday at Aztec Football Fan Fest.
This comes after a November ballot measure to redevelop the SDCCU Stadium site with a professional soccer stadium. It was handily rejected by voters, who favored a competing plan that will include a new stadium for San Diego State University football.
"We have designed a stadium that works for Aztec football, but it's going to work for soccer, it's going to work for concerts, the concourse was developed in a way that it's going to be able to be used 365 days a year," Athletics Director John David Wicker said.
When students saw the new plan, they were ecstatic, "that's so awesome! It would be amazing to finally fill the stadium for once because it feels empty but we know there's a bunch of people here," SDSU student Taylor Adams said.
The new stadium would seat up to 35,000, position the student section behind the goal posts and create dining designed for students.
"That are discounted for them. Our goal is they'll be able to use their Red ID, the money that's on their Aztec dining plan that they can use there," Wicker said.
"I'm all for it because students are really on a budget out here," SDSU student Lindsy Peterson said. "I'm not trying to spend $5 on water anymore," Adams added.
The new stadium is projected to cost $250 million, according to officials.
The Environmental Impact Report is accepting public comment through October, Wicker said. They hope to break ground in the Spring of 2020 and have their first game in their new stadium September 3, 2022, against University of Arizona.