San Diego Stadium. Jack Murphy Stadium. Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego County Credit Union Stadium.
Many names for the now hallowed halls of the now demolished stadium in Mission Valley.
And now, Monday, a new name for the new stadium built by the state of San Diego.
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SDSU officials announced Monday that the site, which can hold 35,000 people, will be named after its title sponsor, Snapdragon, with the site officially being called Snapdragon Stadium.
If the name Snapdragon is familiar, it’s because Qualcomm – one of the county’s largest employers – is a high-tech creator of computer chips, including Snapdragon, which powers many cellphones.
“Snapdragon is Qualcomm Technologies’ premier mobile platform brand,
“Snapdragon is Qualcomm Technologies’ premier mobile platform brand,” a press release sent on Monday said. “It represents a family of technology platforms that bring intelligence and connectivity to smartphones, wearable devices, always-on PCs, XR headsets, gaming devices and cars. . “
said a press release sent on Monday. “It represents a family of technology platforms that bring intelligence and connectivity to smartphones, wearable devices, always-on PCs, XR headsets, gaming devices and cars. “
Qualcomm paid a good chunk of the change for the naming rights for the new stadium, with officials describing it as a $ 45 million, 15-year deal.
“We are delighted to have secured the exclusive naming rights for San Diego State University’s new stadium, Snapdragon Stadium,” Qualcomm CEO and President Cristiano Amon said in Monday’s press release. . “Snapdragon is all about premium experiences and cutting edge performance, which fans can expect from this new, state-of-the-art venue. “
The price tag for the Snapdragon Stadium naming rights eclipses what SDCCU paid for the 2018 Q rights, which cost half a million dollars. The Chargers were gone by then, of course, but the venue still hosted concerts, Aztec football matches, and other events during this time.
The pitch was inaugurated on the new stadium in August last year, with the final touches to be completed at the site by September 2022.
Mission Valley’s last once-iconic stadium was demolished on March 22, 2021.
By the time the first game is played – likely September 3, 2022, when the Aztecs host rival Arizona State, the scoring opportunities around the stadium will abound. Recently, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Sycuan Casino Resort landed the rights to the so called The Piers and The Founders Club location.
“The three jetties offer 10,000 square feet of space which includes 22 dressing rooms, standing spaces for 500 people, three bars and a concession stand,” campus officials said of an area of the site that is advance towards the field.
The Founders Club will include the four most upscale suites and ’48 Founders Club Seats… the Club offers year-round access to all stadium events with a premium all-inclusive menu and a hosted bar. “
The stadium’s new name, meanwhile, renews its relevance for a nearby road carrying large numbers of travelers to the stadium, a route that apparently won’t need a new nickname: Qualcomm Way.