SDSU breaks ground on new Aztec Stadium development


San Diego State University has marked the groundbreaking at its Mission Valley stadium site, where it has officially taken ownership of and begins the long-term vision for a campus expansion, new stadium, Innovation District, and River Park is now under construction.

Upon breaking ground, one of the first major construction projects to undergo development, in addition to the 34-acre River Park, will be the highly anticipated Aztec Stadium, which is scheduled for completion in Fall 2022.

“We are building a stadium for Aztec football, international and professional soccer, concerts, and any other event you can think of,” said SDSU Athletic Director John David Wicker. “A world class 35,000-capacity stadium designed to offer the amenities fans expect today. This is the most important sports and entertainment venue in San Diego since Petco Park and will be 365 days a year use for campus and our community.”

Construction will begin in earnest by Clark Construction with grading and infrastructure work, the stadium, and the River Park. Clark Construction is expected to employ an estimated 3,500 to 5,550 workers through both the stadium and site development.

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