Design-build contract awarded for $250m San Diego stadium
Clark Construction Group has been awarded the US$250 million design and build contract for San Diego State University’s (SDSU) new multi-use stadium, located at the school’s Mission Valley campus.
The 35,000-seat stadium will expand to accommodate a variety of special events, including collegiate football, professional and collegiate soccer, NCAA championship games, concerts and other events.
“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,” SDSU Director of Athletics, JD Wicker said in a statement.
“I am confident in their ability to deliver a stadium that meets the needs of the university and the San Diego region.”
Clark Construction are well known in San Diego having also been awarded contracts for other local successful sports facilities, Petco Park and the Rose Bowl.
According to NBC San Diego, the university is on the hunt for other sporting organisations to partner up and make use of the new state-of-the-art facility.
While no decision has been made yet, the most likely candidates are Major League Soccer, the Alliance of American Football, and perhaps Major League Rugby. Once completed, they will share the stadium with SDSU’s Aztecs.
The new stadium isn’t the only project happening at SDSU’s new Mission Valley campus. The campus extension will also be home to a research and innovation district, a community river park, and housing.
Construction of the new stadium is slated to start in early 2020 with completion expected at the start of 2022.