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College football: San Diego State wants to build a new stadium

College football: San Diego State wants to build a new stadium
San Diego State running back Juwan Washington runs for a touchdown against New Mexico during a game on Nov. 24. (Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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