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San Diego State AD Hopes To Have Mission Valley Stadium Renderings By December

San Diego State AD John David Wicker said the school plans to have renderings for a possible Mission Valley stadium near its campus "by the first of December," according to Kirk Kenney of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. SDSU has been a "tenant the past 50 years" at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium, so building -- and owning -- its stadium would be "much more beneficial to the university." Wicker: "One of the great things about a new stadium, and if we do it the right way, there's a nice bump to our bottom line. It gives us the opportunity from a budget standpoint to be better across the board." Wicker has said that SDSU would like to "build a 35,000-to-40,000-seat stadium that could also accommodate a potential MLS team." Wicker: "We're looking at the right size stadium, that's a multi-use stadium that's right for college football but also has elements for soccer as well. We want a stadium that we have a partnership with someone on. The more events we can do in a stadium, the more successful San Diego State athletics is going to be." He added, "We want appropriate premium options. We want to create a special opportunity for our students with their seating area, plus maybe some type of club options that's specifically for the students that could, in turn, be used for that MLS team's fan club" (SANDIEGOUNIONTRIBUNE.com, 9/13).
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