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San Jose State is aiming for a $38 million stadium renovation


Later today the California State University board of trustees is expected to voted on a proposed $38 million renovation of Spartan Stadium to help bring facilities up to par with the Mountain West.

The price tag, which is actually listed at about $38,577,000, is expected to paid mostly through private donations and half of the funds have already been raised, according to the Mercury News.

The project, which will be named the Vermeil-Walsh Athletic Complex, includes a new 61,000-square foot building in the north end zone that will house new locker rooms, coaching offices, meeting rooms, and a hall of fame. The facility will also house athletic training space and an auditorium.

If approved, the plan calls for 1,700 seats would be removed from the north end zone and 1,350 premium seats would be added in their place along with a new entry plaza and ticket windows on the west side of the stadium.

As with any program, the long term success depends on attracting the right coaches and recruits, and if this renovation plans passes $38 million will go a long way to put San Jose State on the right track to prolonged success. New head coach Ron Carragher and his staff have to be excited about their future in the new look Mountain West Conference. 

Update: The plan was approved on Tuesday afternoon. Thanks to the San Jose Mercury-News, some (admittedly small) renderings can be seen below.

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