The Story of Bashor Field

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Bashor Field at Snapdragon StadiumBashor Field is the name of the field at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California, home of SDSU Aztecs football.

Why is it named Bashor Field?

The field honors the name of a generous benefactor, Dianne Bashor, who gifted $15 million to help finance the stadium. The gift is said to be one of the largest in the school’s history, and Bashor wasn’t even an alum. Dianne Bashor and her husband have a legacy of giving generously to San Diego institutions and military causes, including the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Imperial Council, and Boy Scouts of America.

“This gift,” Bashor said, “is a commitment to not only a great university, but the San Diego community.”

Bashor Field Playing Surface

The pitch at Snapdragon Stadium is natural grass, specifically Latitude 36 Bermudagrass, chosen for its heartiness and resilience. Latitude 36 is grown exclusively in San Diego County by American Sod Farms. A 10” sand base is on top of 5 inches of stone with drainage below.

Bashor Field is the only stadium in San Diego State’s Mountain West Conference with a natural grass turf.

For NCAA football, the length of the field is 360 feet long and 160 feet from sideline to sideline (53 1/3 yards). For NSWL soccer, the field is approximately 110 yards long and 70 yards wide.

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