It is game on for Mission Valley. And the battle for what to do with the site of formerly Qualcomm now SDCCU Stadium could be one of the fiercest contests ever played there.
With the San Diego City Clerk’s office verifying that they have collected enough valid signatures of registered voters on their petitions, the supporters of the SDSU West plan now know they will now go up against the promoters of the Soccer City plan in the November election.
spokesman for the Friends of SDSU says the news from the City Clerk moves them one step closer to making SDSU West a reality for San Diego State University and our city as a whole.”
The San Diego State plan would mean a new football stadium, plus an expansion of the campus with new classrooms, offices and housing, plus a development that includes stores, two hotels and parks.
The Soccer City proposal from a group of La Jolla investors would mean a soccer stadium for a Major League Soccer team and potentially football plus offices, housing, hotels, retail and parks.
Soccer City’s spokesman says they are “looking forward to a healthy debate in the months leading up to November.”
As the two sides prepare for that debate, the question is whether one of them can get a majority of votes this fall or will the battle end in a draw with neither of them getting enough votes to pass.
Unlike fans at a football game who cheer on the team they want to win, in this game for Mission Valley, the fans will decide the game.
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