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SDSU's Snapdragon Stadium development on track despite various delays

Seat installation was expected to begin nearly three weeks ago, but will get going in earnest during JanuaryGENSLER

The opening of San Diego State's Snapdragon Stadium is "now just eight months away," and school officials are comfortable with where they are with construction, according to Kirk Kenney of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. SDSU Exec Associate AD/Mission Valley Development Derek Grice said, "We’ve made sure that we’ve done all the things we need to do, pulled all the levers to stay on track and on budget.” A special ceremony to commemorate placing the stadium's first seat "was scheduled for mid-December," but steady rain the day before the event created muddy grounds on the stadium floor, which "led to the event being postponed." A makeup date "has yet to be announced." Seat installation was "expected to begin nearly three weeks ago, although no seats were seen" last Saturday. Installing the seats is "expected to last into April." Grice said that a week of late-December rain storms "has not delayed progress." Snapdragon Stadium will include two Daktronics video boards, and Grice said that those are "expected to be completed in February and March." He said that seat installation "will get going in earnest during January." Other work will include "continuing to finish steps and other cast-in-place concrete on the site as well as hardscape and interior finishes." Attention soon "will turn to the field itself" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/4).

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