Qualcomm Stadium opened in 1967 and it’s been the home for several teams and Bowl games. The biggest tenants are San Diego Chargers followed by San Diego State Aztecs. The stadium also hosted MLB, San Diego Padres for 34 years.
Currently the venue is also a home for Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl. The venue is the only one to host a Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year, as the Qualcomm did in 1998. To date the venue hosted three Super Bowls, and two World Series. The seating capacity is at over 70000.
If San Diego State Aztecs tickets for basketball are more looked for item by one then visiting Viejas Arena is the place to go as the venue is the home for the Aztecs. Opened in 1997 the venue can accommodate over 12000 fans hungry basketball thrills.
Football and basketball arrived to San Diego State university in 1921. The Aztecs are members of West Division in Mountain West Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football).
The university’s mascot is an Aztec warrior Montezuma and the colours of the school are scarlet and black.
The university has a long list of rivals but their fiercest ones are Fresno State Bulldogs, among others like Air Force Falcons, Colorado State Rams and Nevada Wolf Pack.
Football program at San Diego State University had had some moderate success claiming three national championships in small college division. The Aztecs amassed 20 conference titles, two of which they won while in their current conference of MWC. They were also divisional champions once.
San Diego State has an all- time record of 509-403-32 and 14 Bowl games to their name including their very first shutout loss against Hardin- Simmons in 1948 at Harbor Bowl and their latests blowout win against Cincinnati in 2015 at Hawaii Bowl. To date the Aztecs are 7-7 in Bowl games.
San Diego State contributed to NFL in both, players and coaches and these include famous coaches such as Sean Payton, John Madden and Brian Billick all of whom had led their teams to Super Bowl wins.
Famous players include players such as Marshall Faulk, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who claimed Super Bowl win playing for St. Louis Rams. Faulk was 7 times Pro Bowler, NFL MVP in 2000 and 2001 by various agencies, three times AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year and only one of two players to have 1000 rushing and receiving yards in one season.
Basketball program at San Diego State have gone to 11 NCAA Tournaments with their highest round achieved being the Sweet Sixteen in 2011 and 2014. The Aztecs also were conference tournament champions 6 times and 21 times they have claimed regular season titles.
There weren’t many Aztecs in the NBA but currently Kawhi Leonard is making a great case for San Diego State playing for the Spurs. Leonard was NBA Finals MVP helping the Spurs win the NBA championship in 2014. He was also named NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice in a row. Leonard also led the NBA in steals in 2015.
San Diego State might be better known for providing NFL with quality coaches and players but recent awakening in basketball might shake the order of things a little.