That big stadium in Mission Valley that the Chargers used to call home just got a new moniker. The naming rights for the Q went up for grabs earlier this year when Qualcomm’s deal with San Diego lapsed. Fox Sports College Properties then began accepting bids on behalf of the city of San Diego, a
SDDCCU Stadium” should be the new name for Qualcomm Stadium, the city’s real estate director recommended. San Diego County Credit Union bid $500,000 for the naming rights and the City Council is scheduled to vote on the change.
This is what a serious investment project looks like in major college football – a five-story, $61 million building that has a cafeteria staffed with two full-time chefs, a mini-barbershop in the locker room and a top level full of coaches’ offices overlooking the stadium below.
Call it the chameleon of stadiums. From Olympic track and field to major league baseball to, now, college football, this place has undergone plenty of changes since it broke ground less than a quarter-century ago.
The first FBS college football game of the 2017 season doubles as the first game ever at Colorado State’s glistening new home. The Rams host Oregon State on Saturday (2:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN) in the debut of the aptly named Colorado State Stadium.
With a crane operating high over his head, saws whizzing and hammers hammering, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said Thursday that progress on the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium remains on pace as the 2017 season approaches.
From inside it looks utterly familiar, but also strangely dreamlike. Three tall buildings loom beyond the walls of Notre Dame Stadium. The classic bowl itself looks much as it has in recent years, minus the traditional redwood benches.
Old Dominion won’t be the only school in Virginia to open a renovated and expanded football stadium in 2019. Liberty University officials announced that the Flames will expand Williams Stadium from 19,000 seats to 25,000 in time for the 2019 season.
Turner Field’s transformation is in the home stretch. The former home to the Atlanta Braves is still searching for its official name, but the new home for the Georgia State Panthers is looking more like a football field.
Colorado State University’s $220 million new on-campus stadium is almost done, and the 9NEWS sports team got a first look. The university first broke ground on the project in September 2015. It came after years of deliberations and controversy in the surrounding community.