The San Jose State University Spartans Football Team is one of the oldest programs on the West Coast. The Spartans first started playing football in 1892 and have won over 470 games since then. To go along with the massive amounts of wins, the Spartans have also won 16 conference championships, and played in 9 bowl games. The program also boasts 2 undefeated seasons including a 13-0 season in 1939. Legendary Spartan alumni include Dick Vermeil, Bill Walsh, Art Powell, James Jones, Jeff Garcia, and Roy Zimmerman. San Jose State plays in the Mountain West Conference against some of the premier competition in the Western United States. Game days at Spartan Stadium are known for being loud even early in the morning. Spartan fans flock to the Fan Fiesta to tailgate and are always ready for kickoff. Fans should remember to wear as much blue as possible and be prepared to sing the Spartan Fight Song early and often. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for San Jose State Spartans football tickets.
San Jose State Spartans Football at Spartan Stadium Address: 1257 S 10th St. San Jose, California, 95112
The Spartans football team plays their home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. Spartan Stadium has been home to San Jose State football team since 1933 and can hold over 30,000 fans. Over the years the stadium has been home to many sporting events, including serving as the home for the San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Club, and hosted games in the 1999 Women’s World Cup. Spartan fans flock to the game early to take part in the Fan Fiesta, and make Spartan Stadium one of the most difficult places to play for opposing teams. The San Jose State Spartans home bench is on the Spartan Stadium sideline with sections 107-115. Spartan Stadium parking information is covered in our Spartans event guide.
San Jose State vs. Fresno State
Often referred to as the Valley Rivalry, this back and forth battle is one of the biggest all-California matchups in college football. The two teams first played in 1921 and have played over 75 times since then. This is the most anticipated rivalry of the year for both teams as Northern California recruiting, MWC West Division, and much pride are on the line. In the overall standings neither school has been able to gain a clear advantage as the series leader has switched 3 times since 2002.
San Jose State vs. San Diego State
Although the rivalry dates back to 1935, the matchup has really grown in prominence over the last few decades. The two California schools have played over 35 times, with the Spartans holding a slight advantage. The rivalry is often referred to as the El Camino Real Rivalry in reference to the historic Spanish road that connected to two areas. Now that both schools are members of the MWC West Division, this rivalry has become an annual matchup, and one of the most promising games in the MWC.
San Jose State vs. Stanford
Known as the Bill Walsh Legacy Game, these two Bay Area neighbors have been playing for over 100 years. The first game between the two schools was played in 1900, and the Spartans and Cardinal have played over 65 times since. An overwhelming majority of the games have been played at Stanford, and the Cardinal have dominated the series. But the Spartans have seen extended success as short a time ago as 2000, and with a resurgence in the program, could be poised to make some noise in this rivalry.
San Jose State Spartans Event Guide
How can I buy cheap San Jose State Spartans tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of San Jose State Spartans football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. San Jose State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MWC opponents like Fresno State, Boise State, and San Diego 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 Jose State tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 San Jose State Spartans football schedule?
The Spartans 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MWC. San Jose State plays in the MWC West Division, which means games against Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, and UNLV. Game times are announced by the MWC as soon as the TV schedule is set. San Jose State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with San Diego State in the El Camino Real Rivalry. If you are looking for Spartans news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official San Jose State Spartans team roster.
Can I buy San Jose State Spartans football season tickets?
San Jose State Spartans 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 Jose State football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Spartan Stadium.
What is the best San Jose State rivalry game during the season?
San Jose State has a number of great rivalry games, but their matchup with Fresno State is really special. Both schools are located in the Valley and compete for regional pride as well as for the Mountain West West Division and Conference crowns. This rivalry game is one of the very best in California and the Mountain West Conference.
What is the best gameday tradition at a Spartans home game?
San Jose State has some great gameday traditions, but their Fan Fiesta is one of the best. One of the largest, and most enthusiastic tailgating events in the Mountain West Conference, the Fan Fiesta is located outside of Spartan Stadium and starts early on gameday. Fans of all ages pack the area and there are drinks, great food, and lots of Spartan pride.