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SJSU Spartan Stadium No More, Welcome to “CEFCU Stadium Home of the Spartans”

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Posted August 6, 2016 by in

San Jose State Athletics announced a new partnership agreement with Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) this past week. The 15-year, $8.7 million dollar deal should bring about some noticeable improvements and changes in and around the good old sporting venue now formally known as Spartan Stadium. The new name is “CEFCU Stadium – Home of the Spartans”. Below is the official press release from SJSU athletic department

August 5, 2016

San Jose State University and CEFCU Announce Enhanced Long-Term Partnership Agreement For Spartan Stadium
DIRECT LINK: http://www.sjsuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080516aaa.html

San jose, Calif. – San Jose State University and the Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) have forged an $8.7 million, 15-year partnership agreement to rename the football stadium. 

“CEFCU Stadium — Home of the Spartans” will host its first football game Sept. 10 against Portland State. The California State University Board of Trustees approved the stadium renaming and broader agreement at its July 19 meeting.
“We are very pleased to extend and enhance our relationship with CEFCU to include the naming of the stadium. Since 2011, CEFCU has been a loyal partner with San Jose State Athletics and we’ve valued its presence in Spartan Stadium. Today’s announcement is a long-term extension of our ongoing relationship with CEFCU,” Athletics Director Gene Bleymaier said about the renaming of the 30,456-seat venue built in 1933.
This is the only such agreement for a football stadium in the California State University system and one of three in the Mountain West Conference.
“There are many opportunities to invest in student success here at San Jose State,” University Advancement President Paul Lanning said. “We hope this partnership motivates other Silicon Valley institutions—public and private—to join with us.”

The agreement will help with the funding of scholarship commitments for student-athletes, support and strengthen athletics operations, and improve the stadium and other facilities.

“CEFCU has been proud to support San Jose State University for many years. Since community involvement is extremely important to CEFCU, this new opportunity allows us to continue to support San Jose State through an even stronger partnership while furthering our commitment to the San Jose community. CEFCU is honored to be associated with an institution that excels in both academics and athletics,” CEFCU Community President Mark Hoffmire said.

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