SDSU reveals naming rights for new stadium
SAN DIEGO (December 6, 2021) – As announced today, the new stadium at San Diego State University, which is part of the vast SDSU Mission Valley development, has a new name – Snapdragon Stadium. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement, securing the exclusive naming rights for the unique new site. The deal will now go to the California State University board of trustees for formal approval.
Snapdragon is Qualcomm Technologies’ premier mobile platform brand. 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. SnapdragonÂ® platforms are designed to deliver premium performance and immersive experiences to the user.
On Opening Day in Fall 2022, San Diego sports fans will welcome the world-class Snapdragon Stadium, designed to meet the needs of the entire San Diego community. With the implementation of 5G in the stadium, Snapdragon Stadium aims to be an embodiment of real, impactful examples of a world where everyone and everything is intelligently connected.
The $ 45 million deal, structured as a $ 3 million per year agreement over 15 years, marks a new but nostalgic era in San Diego sports history, as two San Diego institutions, with a common commitment to serve the great community of San Diego, to come together.
âWe are delighted to have secured the exclusive naming rights for San Diego State University’s new stadium, Snapdragon Stadium. Snapdragon is all about premium experiences and cutting edge performance, which fans can expect from this new, state-of-the-art venue. “said Cristiano Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated.” This is only the first phase of an extended relationship between Qualcomm Technologies and San Diego State University as we seek to support their vast digital transformation which will include the stadium, the next Innovation District and smart campus upgrades on their campuses. This agreement is a reflection of our mutual commitment to our local San Diego community. “
âQualcomm is well recognized and respected not only here in San Diego, but around the world,â said Adela de la Torre, president of SDSU. âOur collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies represents a shared vision of a fully intelligent stadium – the cornerstone of what will be a one-of-a-kind smart campus – that will enrich, educate and empower those we serve here locally and around the world. “
Located in Mission Valley, in the heart of San Diego, the new state-of-the-art venue will not only provide a year-round entertainment and community engagement hub, but will also serve as a welcoming home for SDSU athletics and a venue for gathering for the entire San Diego area.
âThe partnership with Qualcomm on Snapdragon Stadium continues our effort to create a world-class stadium experience for the entire San Diego community,â said SDSU athletic director JD Wicker. âOur growing relationship will allow us to leverage Qualcomm’s cutting-edge technological advancements to create superior fan experiences no matter the event,â continued Wicker. âThis is another example related to the development of the SDSU Mission Valley community investing in the community. “
Snapdragon Stadium is slated for completion by September 3, 2022, when the SDSU Aztec football team is set to face the University of Arizona Wildcats in the season opener.
SDSU Athletics was represented by JMI Sports and Legends, who found and helped negotiate the deal.
Qualcomm is the global leader in wireless technology innovation and the driving force behind the development, launch and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our core technologies are activating the mobile ecosystem and are found in all 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones. We are bringing the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, Internet of Things and computing, and ushering in a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.
Qualcomm Incorporated comprises our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our product and service business, including our QCT semiconductor business.
Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and / or its subsidiaries.
Snapdragon and Snapdragon Stadium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.
About San Diego State University
San Diego State University is a leading public research institution that provides transformative experiences to its more than 36,000 students. SDSU offers bachelor’s degrees in 95 areas, masters in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas, as well as programs at regional microsites and around the world. SDSU is ranked # 1 among California State Universities for Federal Research Support and as one of California’s Top Public Research Universities. In addition to academic offerings from SDSU, SDSU Imperial Valley, and SDSU Georgia, SDSU Global Campus provides online education, certificates and diplomas to thousands of students in fields of study designed to meet their specific needs. Students participate in transformational research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, internships and mentorship, as well as a wide range of student life and leadership opportunities. SDSU is committed to inclusive excellence and known for its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. SDSU is nationally recognized for its study abroad initiatives, veteran programs, and support for LGBTQA + students, as well as its Division I track and field program. Approximately 54% of undergraduates SDSU cycle and graduate students are students of color. SDSU is also a long-standing institution of service to Hispanics (HSI) and resides on the lands of Kumeyaay. The rich life and location of the university’s campus provides students with opportunities to lead and engage in the creative and performing arts, career and internship opportunities with over 400,000 living alumni of SDSU and the vibrant cultural life of the greater San Diego area and the United Mexican States.