Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aztec Bowl

The first job for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) at San Diego State University was to dig out the Aztec Bowl football stadium. It provided jobs for between 300-700 men and when it was complete in 1936 it was the only stadium on a college campus in California. In 1997 a new indoor stadium was built to replace the old stadium - the concrete and cobblestone bleachers are all that is left of the old stadium. The new arena is called Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl and I hear that this summer the name will change to Viejas Arena, as new corporate sponsorship has taken over.

I've extended the giveaway deadline to the end of the day on Thursday 5/28 to give more people a chance to win the elephant schwag. The guessing is no where close to the actual time - so guess again or make your first guess - click here for the giveaway info.

2 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

I was up there recently and found the seating creeping out from Cox arena unsettling.

Tue May 26, 07:35:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to my high school graduation in Aztec Bowl, and one of the homecoming games also. ( A Lincoln dealer loaned five white convertibles.) I always thought it had been built into an existing canyon, reshaped a bit to make the sides even.
Richard(SAN)

Thu May 28, 01:04:00 PM PDT  

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