San Diego State unveiled details Thursday of a $250-million stadium it wants to build at the site of the former Qualcomm Stadium.
The stadium would be built in conjunction with a proposed campus expansion that supporters hope to place on the November 2018 ballot. It would seat 35,000 for San Diego State football and a possible pro soccer team, and would be expandable to 55,000 if the city were to attract another NFL team following the relocation of the Chargers to Los Angeles.
Time is of the essence because some at City Hall want to close the stadium, known as SDCCU Stadium, at the end of 2018.
The school is trying to get the city to keep the stadium open beyond that. Athletic director J.D. Wicker said that SDSU hopes a new stadium could be open in time for the 2022 season.
Coach Jimbo Fisher will leave Florida State for Texas A&M after Saturday's regular-season finale and Florida State has started the process of vetting potential replacements, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither Texas A&M nor Florida State has publicly discussed details of the Aggies' coaching search. ... Coach Dave Doeren and North Carolina State have agreed to a new five-year contract. A person familiar with the situation said the move came after Doeren talked with Tennessee officials about their coaching vacancy. Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately available and it is unclear if Doeren was formally offered the Tennessee job to replace fired coach Butch Jones.