San Diegans will go to the polls in November and decide what to do with the former NFL stadium property in Mission Valley.
SoccerCity and SDSU West plans can be on the November ballot, two judges said Wednesday in separate rulings.
San Diego officials had challenged the legality of the initiatives but both judges ruled the city did not provide a strong enough argument for removing them from the November ballot.
San Diego’s City Attorney has said development decisions related to city-owned land rest with the mayor and council, not voters.
SDSU West and SoccerCity are both competing to redevelop the stadium site in Mission Valley with housing, commercial projects, and a public park.
Both measures propose tearing down the stadium site to make room for housing, retail, and parkland but also have major differences.
The San Diego River Park and SoccerCity Initiative would tear down the stadium to make room for a sports entertainment district, which would include housing, retail shops, a river park, and a new stadium for a Major League Soccer team.
The competing initiative, known as SDSU West, would also demolish the stadium but instead of an entertainment district, it would add extension buildings for San Diego State University, additional housing, and a stadium for either a football or a soccer team.
San Diego’s City Clerk is required to put citizen initiatives on the November ballot that collect enough valid signatures to qualify. Both proposals have met that requirement.