|Location||5500 Canyon Crest Dr.,|
San Diego, California
|Owner||San Diego State University|
|Operator||San Diego State University|
|Opened||October 3, 1936|
($10.2 million in 2022 )
|Aztec football (NCAA) (1936–1966)|
Aztec rugby -men (USA Rugby) (1958–1995)
Aztec rugby -women (USA Rugby) (1975–1986)
Aztec soccer -men (NCAA) ( –1995)
Aztec soccer -women (NCAA) ( –1995)
San Diego Jaws NASL (1976)
|Architectural style||Mission/Spanish Revival|
|Part of||San Diego State College (ID97000924)|
|CHISL No.||798 |
|Added to NRHP||May 19, 1994|
|Boundary decrease||September 4, 1997|
|Designated CHISL||September 16, 1964|
|Removed from NRHP||May 30, 2012|
|Delisted CP||September 4, 1997|
The Aztec Bowl was a football stadium (a Works Progress Administration project) on the campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) campus in San Diego, California.
Construction of a 10,000 seat stadium began in 1933 following the first of two Works Progress Administration (WPA) grants. The Aztec Bowl was made out of cobblestone and concrete was dedicated by SDSU president Edward L. Hardy in 1936 at a football match between the Aztecs and Occidental College. 2,592 more seats were added in 1948.
The Aztec Bowl hosted the San Diego State Aztecs football team until they moved to San Diego Stadium in 1967. The stadium was used for soccer matches and as a musical venue for the San Diego Symphony, the Grateful Dead in 1969, the Police in 1983 and Lollapalooza in 1994.
John F. Kennedy, then the President of the United States of America, gave a commencement address and received the first honorary doctorate given by a California State University at the stadium on June 6, 1963. Then-mayor Pete Wilson's 40th birthday party was held there in 1973.
Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena), the school's basketball arena, has been sitting on the site of the stadium since 1997.
The stadium was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. A request was made to remove the stadium from the National Register of Historic Places, and was removed on May 30, 2012.