City Council approves lease extension for SDSU football at the unkillable concrete edifice

In an expected administrative move, the San Diego City Council on Monday approved a lease extension for San Diego State football at the former Qualcomm Stadium through 2020. The extension removes uncertainty for the university’s athletic department and for the Alliance of American Football, the new pro football league planning to play home games at San Diego’s former NFL venue in Spring 2019.

The motion to extend SDSU’s lease passed 6-1, with Mission Valley council member Scott Sherman (R-SoccerCity) the lone dissenting vote with two council members absent. Aside from Sherm’s usual water-carrying there did not appear to be much pushback from SoccerCity.

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Wait, is SDSU actually considering renovating, rather than replacing, STADIUM?

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Meet the new STADIUM; same as the old STADIUM?

The Union-Tribune’s Logan Jenkins had an interesting column today after spending Saturday rubbing elbows with SDSU brass at Saturday’s football game. Jenkins has generally resided on the SDSU side of the Battle for Mission Valley, so his supportive tone for the university and Aztecs here should not surprise.

If there was any hard news in the piece, it was President Sally Roush indicating SDSU will unveil a plan next year that will be “significantly” different than the SoccerCity initiative. So you can probably delete any of that fanfic you’re writing where SDSU and FS Investors reunite and reconcile like Ayra and Sansa at Winterfell. (I had Papa Doug as Littlefinger in mine.)

But it was a throwaway line from Jenkins at the end of the column that caught my eye:

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Get ready to watch some underclassmen from the comfort of your super chill cabana

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We’ve been waiting in breathless anticipation to see what San Diego State is going to do this year to make the Concrete Tombstone feel like a real home, rather than a crumbling purgatory used to rightfully imprison the most pathetic owner in pro sports. We’ve talked about the possibilities before on the blog, but so far SDSU has been pretty mum on its intentions.

Even at least week’s scrimmage, the most notable change was what wasn’t there.

Today, we got some more clues. Bye bye end zone sections, hello … Premium Hospitality Cabanas?

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Aztecs return to the Tombstone for the scrimmagiest of scrimmages

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Bend the knee.

Two weeks from the opener and in the wake of the Great Chickenpox Panic of 2017, the San Diego State fanfest/scrimmage/infectious disease quarantine saw the Black Team beat the Red Team 27-6 on Saturday.

Wait. Or was it the Red Team that won?

And why wasn’t the Red Team wearing red?

I don’t know the answer to either of these questions, and I’m actually OK with embracing the mystery here so don’t bother telling me.

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