Oct. 1, 2012
SAN DIEGO - With the 37th annual KGB SkyShow set to take place following Saturday's San Diego State football game vs. Hawai'i, Aztec athletic department officials are expecting another large crowd after SDSU drew a regular-season record 57,286 at last season's SkyShow. In the previous eight outings, the KGB SkyShow has drawn an average of 51,090 fans.
Fans are advised to get their tickets early and they are available starting at $11 online through GoAztecs.com or by visiting the Aztec Ticket Office at Qualcomm Stadium's Window E. On Saturday, the ticket office will open at 12 p.m. for the general public and San Diego State students.
Main parking gates will open at 1 p.m. and fans are encouraged to welcome the San Diego State football squad to "The Q" at the Warrior Walk, scheduled for 3 p.m. between parking lots E & F. After greeting the team at the Warrior Walk, fans and alumni can visit the Aztec Village in parking lot F-1. The Aztec Village features food and beverages for purchase, as well as live entertainment, performances by the Marching Aztecs, SDSU dance team and cheer squad.
Following the National Anthem, a C-130J Hercules from the Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Island ANG Base, California will fly over Qualcomm Stadium at approximately 4:55 p.m. Then prior to team introductions, this week's Honor Warrior Brian Russell will make his appearance at midfield. Russell was with SDSU from 1998-2000 and then went on to play in the National Football League for a number of teams, including the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.
The KGB SkyShow, the largest fireworks display in San Diego, will then follow SDSU's game against the Warriors. This marks the ninth consecutive year that the fireworks extravaganza has been held in conjunction with an Aztec football game.