The San Jose State Spartans and Stanford Cardinal have been chatting lately about resuming the series, this time at brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, according to reports by the San Jose Mercury News.
The series, which ended in 2013 after 67 meetings dating back to 1900, could resume in 2015 when each squad has the capacity to add one more non-conference game.
One of the bigger issues that brought the series to a halt is SJSU’s desire to schedule home-and-home series versus the Cardinal. Only three times in the history of the series has the matchup taken place in San Jose. The last time the teams met at Spartan Stadium in 2006, San Jose State pulled off a 35-34 upset. Overall, however, the series has been dominated by Stanford 52-14-1.
Regarding the possibility of resuming the series, San Jose State head coach Ron Caragher said, “It’s good for the Bay Area businesses. Good for the parents because of proximity. Good for the fans, good for the students, good for Levi’s Stadium. It’s another opportunity for vendors to profit. So it’s just good for Bay Area football.”
Levi’s Stadium is the new home of the San Francisco 49ers and will host Super Bowl 50. The stadium will also host its first college football game on October 24, 2014, when the California Golden Bears take on the Oregon Ducks.
San Jose State’s 2015 non-conference schedule will see the Spartans travel to Oregon State and Auburn while hosting BYU.
Stanford’s 2015 non-conference slate has the Cardinal traveling to Northwestern and hosting Notre Dame.