SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A piece of San Diego history is almost gone. Whether you called it San Diego, Jack Murphy, Qualcomm, or SDCCU Stadium, the 54-year-old concrete structure that was home to the Padres, Chargers, and Aztecs, will soon be just a memory.
The stadium is being torn down to make way for a new Aztecs stadium, and so far, the construction is progressing as planned.
"We all take it as a challenge, as we believe we are raising the bar on this stadium for multi-purpose and college stadiums in the country," said Executive Associate Director of Mission Valley Development Derek Grice.
The new Aztec stadium is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022. And as of now, knock on wood, everything is on schedule to do so.
"I'd like to say a lot of planning went into that, as we have a really impressive team. No one on the board ever expected a worldwide pandemic, but I think we have all adapted very well and done a very good job of keeping this thing moving."
Derek says the west side of the new stadium is coming along very nicely as the cement pore is currently underway. Over the next few weeks, the foundation of the stadium will start to take shape.
"The lower suite level which is the second level will continue a pore next week. You'll start to see we poured the foundation for the field walls, and you'll start to see the stadium come through on the north and east sides March through May. Then we will get into June and July and you'll start to see the south and west come on board. Then you'll start to see structural steel happen."
The old SDCCU stadium is expected to be completely torn down by the end of the summer