1. Warrior Shield
The Warrior Shield can be found on the San Diego State sideline at all Aztecs football games. After each victory, the team captains hold the shield up during the singing of the school’s fight song.
The Aztec warrior mascot has been making appearances at San Diego State sporting events since 1941. Montezuma exudes enthusiasm and school spirit as he riles up the crowd to give the Aztecs as much of an advantage as possible.
3. Aztec Village
Located in Lot F-1, Aztec Village offers a variety of pregame activities to partake in. At Aztec Village, you’ll find food, drinks, live music, children’s activities, and you’ll even get the chance to meet SDSU athletes, band members, and cheer team members.
4. Black Uniforms
The signature look of San Diego State is their all black home uniforms, which can be traced back to 1963. The all black uniforms were chosen because of the ominous presence they create especially when playing at night.
5. Jack Murphy Bust
Jack Murphy was a pivotal figure in San Diego sports history, so be sure to visit the Jack Murphy bust on the south side of the stadium.
6. Battle for the Oil Can
Fresno State and San Diego State have been going at it on the gridiron since 1923 when San Diego State took down the Bulldogs 12-2. The series has been off and on between these two schools as they have been in and out of the same conference several times. The Oil Can trophy was added to the series in 2011 and allows one team to have bragging rights over the other. The Battle for the Oil Can is San Diego State’s biggest games of the year, so make sure to be in attendance when the Aztecs battle the Bulldogs for the Oil Can.
7. Night Games
Unlike most schools who play the majority of their games during the day, it is traditional for San Diego State to play their games at night. Since 1930 the Aztecs have played over 75% of their games, both home and away, at night.
8. Fan Mural Behind Scoreboard
The mural behind the scoreboard at Qualcomm is historic and beautiful. It depicts the fans and is a great way to show off the pride and passion that San Diego fans have, so if you get a chance stop by and take a picture.
9. Beautiful San Diego Weather
The weather in San Diego also helps contribute to a great game day experience as unlike other places in the Mountain West you’ll usually find the sun and bright blue skies even in the colder months of the year. The beautiful weather helps to provide a great atmosphere where everyone can have fun without worrying about freezing their behinds off.
10. Qualcomm Stadium
Qualcomm Stadium is one of only three stadiums to have hosted the Super Bowl, World Series, and MLB All Star Game. When attending a game at Qualcomm, you’ll know you’re taking in a game at one of the most historic stadiums in sports where many of sport’s greatest players have played including Marshall Faulk and Tony Gwynn.