“Aztecs Athletics–A Good Time to be an Aztec”
San Diego State took the next step towards construction of its new football stadium, accepting a 15M grant from a San Diego philanthropist, to be put towards construction of the Aztecs Stadium. It is the first step forward in the development of the 132-acrxes of land SDSU hopes to acquire to build a new West campus.
Groundbreaking is due in April of 2020…with hopes the stadium will be open for the 2022-footbll season.
They called it a historical day in university history at Thursday’s press conference.
President Adela delaTorre
Mrs. Dianne Bashor…15M donation to begin funding for San Diego State West Campus.
Stadium and football field will bear name Bashor Field
Adam Day-CSU Trustee
True generosity and large heart of a gift
Lead gift for construction of new stadium
It will lead to bu9ilding for ability to take on 15,000 more students at SDSU
A monumental day for the university.
JD Wicker-AD SDSU
This is an amazing day
This is a huge next step
We will break ground in April 2020
It has been a roller coaster with the complexities of this project
This is a transformational time at SDSU
Toughest thing..fighting perception we couldn’t bring this together
We know the 20-year history of trying to get something done at SDSU at sight
Up next work with CSU-Board of Trustees for bonding of project
We have raised 30M money needed
We need 68M local money to build the stadium
The rest will come from sponsorships-naming rights-skyboxes
I have never taken on a project this big
Our ability to team up with JMI-Legends has been key
They bring experience in construction-sight management-marketing
They are experts in the field and have been invaluable
2-years ago this day-we announced intention to build multi-use stadium
Stadium helps grow football-soccer-lacrosse
CIF championships-concerts and so much more
We celebrate a major milestone
This is lead gift for stadium
We now have 30M pledged towards our stadium
We want to put the shovel in the ground in early 2020
We hope to meet our January timeline with the City for agreement
Adrienne Vargas-VP SDSU
This gift is a reaffirmation that after 122-years the importance of SDSU in our community
It is a privilege to add to the glory of this university.
The students-people of San Diego will benefit from this stadium and SDSU-West
I believe, when you get things-give things.