Spartan Athletics Center
Transform Spartan Athletics
The Spartan Athletics Center will be the most transformative capital project in the history of San José State Athletics.
Completing this project will be a milestone achievement to the department's goal of building a sustainable championship-level program in the Mountain West and Nationally.
The two-story, 55,000-square foot building will be the new home for Spartan football and men's and women's soccer while providing amenities for all student-athletes on San José Sate's 22 athletics teams. It is critical to leveling the playing field in the areas of facilities and recruiting by providing access to first-class amenities including:
- Locker rooms, auditorium, dining facilities, player lounge
- Coaches offices, position meeting rooms, nutrition station
- Premium viewing and hospitality areas on game day
How to get involved.
Our football and men's and women's soccer coaches will all move their offices to the SAC, permanently placing them near the site of practice and competition. The new office area will allow for seamless recruiting, player meetings, and game preparation.
|Head Coach Office||Funded|
|Offensive Coordinator Office||Funded|
|Defensive Coordinator Office||$200,000|
|Assistant Coach Offices (8)||$200,000|
|Football Analyst Office||$50,000|
|Support Staff Offices||$50,000|
|Sports Medicine Center||$7,000,000|
|Football Locker Room||$1,000,000|
|Women's Soccer Locker Room||$1,000,000|
|Men's Soccer Locker Room||$1,000,000|
|Offensive War Room||$300,000|
|Defensive War Room||$300,000|
|Football Position Meeting Rooms||$100,000|
|Men's Soccer Head Coach Office||$250,000|
|Women's Soccer Head Coach Office||$250,000|
|Men's Soccer Office Suite||$100,000|
|Women's Soccer Office Suite||$100,000|
|Assistant Coach Offices||$100,000|
|Dining & Hospitality|
|Football Player Lounge||Funded|
|Student-Athlete Dining Court||Funded|
|Soccer Player Lounge & Endzone Club||$1,000,000|
|Beyond Sparta Conference Room||$1,000,000|
|Director of Beyond Sparta Office||Funded|
February 7, 2018
Larry and Deirdre Solari commit $5 million for new football operations building at CEFCU Stadium
June 5, 2019
Ceremonial bench removal marks beginning of demolition on east side of CEFCU Stadium
Spartan Athletics partners with Webcor and HOK to design and build the new Spartan Athletic Center
East side hill at CEFCU Stadium removed in preparation to build Spartan Athletic Center
November 17, 2020
CSU Board of Trustees votes to approve building plans for Spartan Athletics Center
Spartan Athletics Center Completion
They're in, Are You?
Larry and Deirdre Solari
"As a former athlete, I know the value of lessons learned on the field. As a businessman, I also know that we must provide the very best we can for our players, coaches and staff in order to attract the talent we need to sustain and grow Spartan football."
John Hopkirk and Anne Murphy
"Hopefully our donation will enhance Spartan football's chance to be a championship program and result in many more talented student-athletes proudly earning their diplomas from San José State University."
Kevin and Sandy Swanson
"We believe that on most campuses football is a major factor in fundraising and revenue generation for the entire campus. When you have a strong football program, you have a strong athletics program. Athletics really does change students' lives."
Steve and Cheryl Caplan
"We hope these gifts will enable San José State to continue its good work for future generations of students and student-athletes alike. We also wish to model philanthropic behavior for our family members, friends and future generations of Spartans."
Tom Thompson and Jane Bradley
"San José State provided my only opportunity for a good education at essentially no cost, and a great foundation to help me later earn a graduate degree. With the scholarship, we hope that students will have the chance to play football or basketball while earning a degree, just like I did."
Larry and Elaine Sparling
"We know how crucial the Spartan Athletics Center is for all the athletes at San José State. I like donating to student-athletes because we can tell how much it means to them to play their sport and get a degree from a great college."
"Rebuilding the east side of this historic stadium will send a powerful message that Spartan Football is moving forward with pace and purpose. Our football alumni are a critical piece of our future success, and I hope this sends a message to Spartans everywhere."
Athletics Facilities in Progress
Spartan Baseball Practice Facility
As a top priority within the South Campus Athletics Complex transformation, the Spartan Baseball Practice Facility will be a permanent home on campus for the baseball program.
With construction scheduled to begin in May of 2021, the facility will be an essential part of continuing the program's storied success and will yield immediate results in the areas of recruiting, retention, competitive success and revenue generation.
Spartan Golf Complex Phase II
Phase II of the Spartan Golf Complex will include a clubhouse for men's and women's golf. This project will include locker rooms, offices, and instructional areas to continue help building nationally recognized golf programs at San José State.
Spartan Soccer Complex Phase II
Phase II of the Spartan Soccer Complex will include permanent bleachers along the West sideline with capacity for 1,000 fans.
Spartan Softball Stadium Phase II
Phase II of the Spartan Softball Stadium will include bleachers for spectators and a shared clubhouse for softball and women's tennis student-athletes.
Spartan Golf Complex
The incredible Spartan Golf Complex is a fully lit facility that includes a driving range, short game area and putting greens. The driving range features 100,000 square feet of space on the main tee. It is 360 yards long with target greens and short iron practice targets. The short game area is 55,000 square feet of slopes and bunkers with bentgrass greens. Two other bentgrass greens make up the putting area, with 17,000 square feet.
Spartan Softball Stadium
After years of competing off campus the Spartan Softball Stadium became the permanent home for the softball program on April 27, 2018. The Spartans won the inaugural game against New Mexico that day and went on to sweep the final series of the year against the Lobos. Spartan Softball Stadium has a synthetic turf outfield with dirt infield. Permanent bleachers are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2021.
Spartan Soccer Complex
Opened prior to the 2017 season, the Spartan Soccer Complex provides for a high-quality training and game-day environment for both the men's and women's soccer programs.
The fully-lighted facility hosted the Mountain West Women's Soccer Tournament in 2018, and has been used for World Cup team practices and MLS training sessions.
Spartan Tennis Complex
The Spartan Tennis Complex includes six competition courts with lighting, sound system, spectator seating and a full scoreboard. The complex also includes a seventh court, the Mubadala Stadium Court, which hosts the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, a WTA event, over nine days every August.
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the US Open Series.
Spartan Beach features four sand courts in the heart of the South Campus Athletics Complex. University President Dr. Mary Papazian called it an "extraordinary next step for Spartan Athletics," upon cutting the ribbon on the facility in February of 2020. The Beach Volleyball team began its tenure at Spartan Beach with a victory over the University of Oregon.