The years of wishing and
hoping have come to an end for San Diego State athletes
and their fans. They have been replaced by reality.
In August of 2001, all facets of the Department of
Athletics relocated to the newly constructed Aztec
Athletic Center. The construction of the new complex
comes on the heels of the completion of Tony Gwynn
Stadium, Viejas Arena and the SDSU Sports Deck.
The athletic center is a four-story, 130,000 square foot
structure located just west of Viejas Arena on 55th
Street, just south of Peterson Gym. Some of the
building's highlights follow.
It serves as the first permanent home of the Hall of
Fame. The 5,000-square foot museum is located on the
first floor and is one of the centerpieces of the
A state-of-the-art weight room encompasses 13,000 square
feet and is also located on the first floor. It includes
a running track for indoor timing.
New locker rooms, equipment rooms and an athletic
training center for all men's and women's varsity sports
(except baseball and basketball) complete the first
The second floor houses the Aztec football staff and
features a recruiting lounge and 11 meeting rooms.
The third floor is the home of the athletic
administration, an academic center that features a
computer lab, lecture rooms and private study rooms, as
well as men's and women's basketball staff.
The Aztec coaching staffs and more administrative
offices occupy the fourth floor.