The San Diego State University Aztecs football team is one of the most notable and accomplished programs in the football rich State of California. The Aztecs football program dates back to 1921 and has been winning ever since. SDSU has won over 500 games in its history and taken home more than 18 conference championships spanning 6 conferences. The Aztecs also won 3 National Championships (Division II) in a row in 1966, 1967, and 1968. San Diego State has a long history of producing outstanding players and coaches with historic names such as Marshall Faulk, Kyle Turley, Brian Sipe, Willie Buchanon, Mike Douglass, Sean Payton, John Madden, Herman Edwards, and John Fox all having played or coached for the Aztecs. Following the 1998 season SDSU moved to the Mountain West Conference, placing the Aztecs in one of the premier conferences in the West. The Aztecs have seen a resurgence in success since 2010 that has included a MWC championship in 2012 and multiple bowl game appearances. This success has made it one of the best times in history to be an Aztecs fan, with energy that rocks Qualcomm Stadium on game day. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for San Diego State Aztecs football tickets.
San Diego State Aztecs Football at Qualcomm Stadium Address: 9449 Friars Road San Diego, California, 92108
The San Diego State University Aztecs football team plays their home games at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. Qualcomm Stadium has been home to the Aztecs since 1967 and can seat over 70,000 fans. Also known as “The Q,” or “The Murph,” in reference to its previous name San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, Qualcomm Stadium is one of the most iconic football venues in the country. The stadium is also home to the San Diego Chargers, The Holiday Bowl, and has hosted multiple Super Bowls. The size of the stadium places it as one of the largest in the Mountain West Conference, and one of the largest venues outside of the AQ conferences. The Aztecs uniquely play most of their home games at night, and are known for their iconic black home uniforms. Aztec game days at Qualcomm Stadium are loud and fans get there early to tailgate and take part in the Warrior Walk. Qualcomm Stadium is one of the best football venues in the country and seeing the Aztecs play at home is a must for all Aztecs fans.
San Diego State vs. Fresno State
Known as the Battle for the Oil Can, this is the rivalry for the Aztecs. The matchup began in 1923 when both schools were members of the Southern California Junior College Conference. The Bulldogs and Aztecs have met more than 52 times on the gridiron and the winner of the game is awarded the Oil Can Trophy. The rivalry was put on hold in 1998, but was reignited in 2012 when the Bulldogs moved into the MWC, much to the delight of Aztecs, Bulldogs, and football fans everywhere.
San Diego State vs. BYU
Dating back to 1947, SDSU-BYU is one of the oldest series for the Aztecs. The matchup came to prominence in the 1970’s when both schools were members of the WAC. The series had several key moments, and was often pivotal in deciding the WAC champion and subsequently which team received a bid to the Holiday Bowl. The rivalry continued when both schools joined the MWC after the 1998 season. With the Cougars leaving the MWC to become an FBS Independent, the future of the rivalry has been put in question.
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How can I buy cheap San Diego State Aztecs tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of San Diego State Aztecs football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. San Diego State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MWC opponents like Boise State, Nevada, and Fresno State can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase San Diego State tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 San Diego State Aztecs football schedule?
The Aztecs 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MWC. San Diego State plays in the MWC’s West Division, which means games against UNLV, Nevada, Hawaii, San Jose State, and Fresno State. Game times are announced by the MWC as soon as the TV schedule is set. San Diego State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Fresno State in the Battle for the Oil Can. If you are looking for Aztecs news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official San Diego State Aztecs team roster.
Can I buy San Diego State Aztecs football season tickets?
San Diego State Aztecs season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase San Diego State football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Qualcomm Stadium.
What is the best San Diego State rivalry game during the season?
The Battle for the Oil Can is easily the biggest game on the Aztecs schedule. There are few rivalries in college football that have evolved from the junior college level all the way to the highest rung of the sport. Even fewer have been able to hold the passion and competitiveness of this game. With the Bulldogs joining the Mountain West Conference in 2012, this matchup was reborn and is already becoming the most anticipated game in the MWC’s West Division. If you are looking for one Aztecs game to attend each year, this would definitely be the one.
What is the best game day tradition at an Aztecs home game?
About 2 hours before kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium, Aztec students and fans gather in the parking lots to welcome the team to the stadium. Once the players and coaches start exiting the team buses, the Aztec Marching Band fills the air and fans give players high fives and encouragement for the upcoming game. This is one of the few chances for fans to get up close with the players, and is one of the best ways to start off an Aztecs game day at Qualcomm Stadium.