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Builder chosen for Mission Valley stadium

San Diego State University (SDSU) has selected Clark Construction to design and build a new stadium as part of its Mission Valley expansion.

The firm will design and build the expandable 35,000-capacity stadium to support collegiate football, professional and collegiate soccer, NCAA championship games, concerts and other events.

In keeping with the current timeline, construction is slate to begin in early 2020 with a completion date in time for the start of the 2022 NCAA football season.

The value of the contract is approximately $250 million, which includes the direct cost of construction.

Clark Construction and SDSU will go through a joint selection process for the stadium architect.

JD Wicker, SDSU director of athletics, said:

Clark Construction has significant expertise building large, multi-use stadiums and is a great fit to build San Diego State University’s new multi-use stadium and the future home of Aztec Football.

I am confident in their ability to deliver a stadium that meet the needs of the university and the San Diego region.

Clark Construction’s locally based team boasts significant sports facility expertise and strong relationships with San Diego-based subcontractors.

They have been responsible for the design and construction of several successful sports facilities including Petco Park and the Rose Bowl renovation, in addition to a number of local projects such as the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton and SDSU’s Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences building, which opened in 2018.

Clark will proceed with the design and planning for the new stadium, concurrent with the university’s negotiations with the City of San Diego to purchase the land, and the development of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the complete SDSU Mission Valley development.

SDSU recently completed the scoping period for the draft EIR and will now begin working on the document.

It is anticipated that the draft EIR will be out for public review this summer and the California State University Board of Trustees is expected to consider its approval at their first meeting in 2020.

In addition to the new stadium, SDSU Mission Valley will be the location of a campus expansion, which will include a world-class university research and innovation district, a community river park and housing.