(CEMEX, 21.Apr.2022) — CEMEX USA is supporting the construction of San Diego State University‘s (SDSU) new Snapdragon Stadium, supplying the company’s low-carbon concrete, Vertua®, and other sustainable mixes for the new state-of-the-art, 35,000-seat, multi-use facility in San Diego, Calif.
General contractor Clark Construction Group broke ground on the stadium in August 2020 with Pacific Southwest Structures, Inc. (PSSI) managing concrete operations on the project. PSSI worked with CEMEX to design concrete mixes to best support the stadium’s engineering, aesthetic and sustainability needs, ultimately choosing several solutions that fit the company’s Vertua® low-carbon concrete standards. Vertua® concrete reduces CO2 emissions compared to an industry-standard Portland-cement-based concrete while maintaining strength and durability. CEMEX has supplied more than 35,000 cubic yards of low-carbon Vertua® concrete and other reduced CO2 emission mixes for the project.
“CEMEX is constantly innovating to meet the needs of our customers, developing and delivering sustainable solutions to help them achieve their goals,” said CEMEX USA Regional President—California Region Francisco Rivera said. “We are proud to contribute to the construction of such a beautiful facility that will be a landmark enjoyed by fans for years to come.”
Snapdragon Stadium is being built on the SDSU Mission Valley site, just three trolley stops west of the university’s San Diego campus. The new stadium is designed to be LEED Gold certified. The facility is part of the initial construction phase of SDSU Mission Valley, which is expected to transform the university and the greater San Diego region by providing a mixed-use and transit-oriented development that will expand the university’s programs and opportunities while also providing retail, housing, and more than 80 acres of community parks and open space. Snapdragon Stadium is projected to open in fall 2022.