day at San Diego State is a mixture of a big-city sophistication, college
football at its highest level, the best climate in America and
a fan base that is accustomed to points and victories in bunches. The
ingredients come together in an NFL stadium that has hosted three Super Bowls
and seen its share of dramatics over the years.
football has grown up with the city of San Diego. Since the Aztecs began
playing their home games in Mission Valley in the 1960s under the direction of
Don Coryell, the traditions of night football and all-black uniforms have become
important in the San Diego lifestyle.
of that lifestyle can be found leading up to the game. Many can be found
in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot throwing a football around and barbequing in
their red and black, enjoying a perfect Southern California afternoon.
Aztec football is not just a game, it is a ritual in San Diego.
First Honorary Warrior on 9/4/10 - Alum Marshall Faulk
Warrior Walk - Join the Aztec Marching Band Drumline as they lead the team to
the stadium from the team bus stop in parking lot F-4 to the Qualcomm Stadium
The Warrior Walk will start approximately two hours prior to kickoff and all
fans are encouraged to attend.
Aztec Village - Following the Warrior Walk, head to parking lot C-1/D-1 for the
Aztec Village pre-game tailgate featuring live music, food, beverages, games for
the kids, and appearances by the Aztec Marching Band, dance team, cheerleaders,
coaches, and athletes. The tailgate will end 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
Honorary Warrior - Make sure to get to your seats early to watch the Honorary
Warrior stand guard over pre-game festivities, and lead the team onto the field.
Warrior Shield - The traditional warrior's shield will accompany the team on all
travels and to the sideline at all games home and away. The shield will be held
high by the captains during the singing of the Fight Song following home wins.
San Diego State is the only school in the Mountain West Conference to play
all its home games in an NFL stadium.
Four of the eight largest crowds in San Diego State history have occurred
this season marks the 43rd year SDSU has played its home games at Qualcomm
San Diego State has played on nation, regional, or local television 157
times since 1991.
The Aztecs have won 167 games in their 42 years of playing at Qualcomm
Stadium, meaning SDSU has won nearly 65 percent of its home games at the Q.