To our Sellers, Shoppers, Event Service Vendors, and Fans:
Stadium Swap Meet, owned and operated by ShopSmart Enterprises LLC, is diligently working on reopening in a temporary location until the new Aztec Stadium in completed!
Now that the economy has reopened as of June 15, 2021, we anticipate an opportunity to find a temporary location. We will keep you updated.
Before we explain our future operations, we pause to remember Susie Crowder, our beloved Swap Meet Manager.
As you all know, we lost Susie unexpectedly on March 27, 2021. Our memories of her friendliness, loyalty and competence are strong and treasured. As our Swap Meet Manager, she was the Queen of Multi-Tasking – – responding cheerfully and graciously to fulfill the needs of her office staff, event crew, vendors, shoppers and entertainers. Always a strong leader, both her ability to problem-solve in a thoughtful and sensible manner and her admirable and effective social graces contributed immensely to the success of our Swap Meets. It is no wonder that her favorite bloom was the sunflower – – her radiant smile and sunny disposition delighted young and old, whether friends and family, co-workers or new acquaintances. Her beloved family and her strong, prayer-based faith were the center of her universe. As she nurtured her own family, she extended that nurturing professionally
to her Swap Meet family as well. As a tribute to her many talents as our Swap Meet Manager, and to honor her loyalty and
dedication to our Wednesday events, Stadium Swap Meet will rename Gate 1 the “Susie Crowder Memorial Gate” (nicknamed “Gate Susie”) when we reopen at the Aztec Stadium in 2022.
A Little History
Back in March 2020 at the start of the Pandemic and the abrupt closing down of our economy, we were planning on moving our event to the South side of the stadium. The Aztec football team was then scheduled to play in the existing stadium for two seasons until August 2022. However, due to the “stay at home order,” SDSU closed down both its
campus and the existing stadium AND then escalated the scheduled stadium demolition to include the South side. The football events were subsequently moved to the city of Carson. As a devastating result, our venue was eliminated and SSM had no place to go!
Where We Are at This Time:
We are now meeting with the Aztec Stadium management team to plan the logistics of reopening our Wednesday Swap Meets at the new Stadium. Currently, the Stadium is under construction, which is scheduled to be completed by August 2022 in time for the 2022 football season. With the economy opening up as of June 15th , we are presently negotiating with other sites to hold the “Stadium Swap Meet” event each Wednesday. Until we have a new lease, we cannot predict our new opening date. We continue to be OPTIMISTIC and believe that our reopening will be sooner rather than later !
For updates on the “Stadium Swap Meet,” please visit www.stadiumswapmeets.com , Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter .
We will keep you updated each week!
Stay safe, healthy and hopeful and God Bless you all!
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