ARIZONA WILDCATS ARIZONA STADIUM
STADIUM CAPACITY 57,400
FIRST GAME Oct. 12, 1929 Arizona 35, Cal Tech 0
INITIAL CAPACITY 7,000
MOST RECENT RENOVATION Ongoing
SIGNATURE FEATURE Ring of Fame
PATRON SAINT Coach Pop McKale (81-32-6)
INDELIBLE MOMENT On Nov. 27, 1998, behind running back Trung Canidate's three TDs and a school-record 288 yards, the Wildcats outlasted Arizona State 50--42. The win capped the best regular season (11--1) in school history.
Bear Down, the school's battle cry and unofficial fight song, originated from the last words of a dying man. In 1928 quarterback and student body president John Salmon suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a car accident. His last words to legendary coach McKale: "Tell them ... tell the team to bear down."