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SDSU West Holds Rally With Famous Alumni Before Homecoming Game

Former MLB player Tony Gwynn Jr. and former NFL player Brian Sipe showed up to support the measure

San Diego State University held a rally with famous alumni to support Measure G, a campus expansion project for the SDCCU Stadium site.

Former MLB player Tony Gwynn Jr. and former NFL player Brian Sipe both came back to their roots to support the measure.

“There’s a big game inside tonight that’ll decide the future of the season, but there’s a bigger game on November 6 that’ll decide the future of the city,” said Bill Hammett, Friends of SDSU West Steering Committee Member.

Measure G’s investment in higher education and that impact on the county’s economy is what Hammett believes will make SDSU a good fit for the area.

But it’s not the only option for the site on the November ballot.

Measure E, also known as Soccer City, proposes to turn the stadium into an entertainment district, with an emphasis on live music.

“We bring something fun to every member of San Diego 365 days a year,” Nick Stone, Project Manager for Soccer City, told NBC 7.

Gwynn spoke at the rally to explain what the stadium’s future means to him.

“The only way I know my kids are going to have that opportunity [that I had] is if San Diego State is able to expand the campus,” Gwynn said.

Stone believes the area could give footing for Major League Soccer to come to San Diego, as well as football and music.

Proponents behind both measures have been vocal about the differences of each proposal.

The rally took place before the school’s homecoming game Saturday at the much sought-after stadium.

To learn more all the upcoming measures, NBC 7 has created a guide to the November 2018 ballot.

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