San Diego State University Names Sycuan Casino Resort Inaugural Founding Partner of Aztec Stadium

Sycuan Casino Resort and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation were announced as the Inaugural Founding Partner of San Diego State University's new Aztec Stadium
L-R: Cody Martinez, Chairman of Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, and Adela de la Torre, SDSU President, at the stadium construction site.

SAN DIEGO, CA – Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Sycuan Casino Resort will be San Diego State University’s (SDSU) inaugural Founding Partner of the new Aztec Stadium at SDSU Mission Valley, the university recently announced at the stadium construction site.

As part of this agreement, when the stadium opens in fall 2022, both The Piers location and The Founders Club will bear the Sycuan name. The areas represent two of the most anticipated experiences within the venue.

The Sycuan Piers are expected to become a signature feature of the stadium. The three piers feature 10,000 sq. ft. of space that include 22 loge boxes, standing room for 500 individuals, three bars and a concession stand. The Piers, inspired by the coastline of San Diego, includes a section that extends out toward the field and will provide fans with a view exclusive to the venue and will be instantly recognizable as Aztec Stadium.

Aztec Stadium

“This is an extraordinary investment on behalf of the Sycuan Band in our university and in San Diego, especially given the importance this site has for our entire region,” said Adela de la Torre, SDSU President.

“It excites me that our inaugural founding partnership is with the great community and university partners in the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation,” said John David Wicker, San Diego State Director of Athletics. “SDSU and Sycuan have been partners on campus and the community through various educational opportunities and now we can add the stadium partnership to this expanding relationship.”

“Today is a very special and monumental day for our tribe as we announce Sycuan as the first founding partner at Aztec Stadium,” said Cody Martinez, Chairman of Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “To incorporate the Sycuan name into what will be an iconic football and entertainment venue, with unique local flare from architecture, landscaping and food venues, is a very proud opportunity for us. Sycuan’s investment in this incredible new facility is not only a reflection of our confidence in the university, but also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the entire San Diego community.”

Comprising of four Founders suites and 48 Founders Club seats, the Club provides year-round access to every event in the stadium with an all-inclusive premium menu and hosted bar.

As part of the partnership, a tribute to the Kumeyaay Nation will be displayed inside the stadium. Season tickets for the 2022 San Diego State football season in the new stadium will go on sale to the general public in January.