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Spectacular Spectator Sports to See in Fantastic Fresno

Mar 21, 2008
The incredibly beautiful Save Mart Center located at Fresno State University, is home to concerts, family shows, and most importantly, sporting events. And in Fresno, sports are a great big deal. While you visit Fresno during your vacation, you'll never forgive yourself if you don't make time to take in an event. You have quite a few options to choose from for your spectator enjoyment. It could be basketball, played only the way the Fresno Bulldogs play the game, Fresno Falcons hockey, or you could head over to the Grizzlies Stadium to watch some major league baseball. Football is a favorite pastime in Fresno too; the Bulldog football team has been making quite a name for itself in recent years.

The Save Mart Center Arena: The construction of this luxurious, state of the art event arena broke ground in 2001; the final completion was accomplished in late 2003. The center comprises three levels, consisting of thirty-two luxury suites, eight party suites, and general seating capacity of about 17,000.

The thirteen-story clock tower was constructed in honor of Larry Shehadey, who made a personal donation of three million dollars, toward the funding of the arena. Other donations that helped finance the center were gifted from the Save Mart grocery store chain, and other private organizations and individuals, as well as the Bulldog Foundation.

The Bulldog Walkway is a lasting memorial tribute honoring the memories of past students, friends, and athletes that have graced California State University, and Fresno State with their thoughts and actions. Eventually, the walkway tiles will extend all through the campus.

The largest bronze Bulldog in the world rests his proud head in the Shehadey Lobby. He stands ten feet high, is nine feet long, seven feet wide, and weighs in at 4,200 pounds. The Bulldog fight song is engraved upon the base of the statue, and within the base, there were placed nine time capsules in 2004, each one representing various aspects and memories of the Fresno State University legacy, contributed by staff, alumni, students, and patrons. For all of the Bulldog fans and athletes, pride in themselves; their teams and in their school is the true name of the game. Just read the words on the statue.

"This is our mascot and he ain't no hound. He's an English bull and weighs lots of pounds. He's got two rows of teeth and a terrible frown. Hey, nobody's kicking our dog around!!!"

The Sports Teams: Fresno State University Bulldogs are not the only players in town. There are other talented and enjoyable teams to watch. Including the women's college teams, and the many high school athletic teams. But the ones that bring in the most revenue for this fine city are these teams, you'll want to keep an eye on them, they are always worth watching.

Fresno Grizzlies Baseball Fresno Falcons Hockey Fresno City College Sports Fresno Pacific University Sports Central Valley Coyotes For additional information about any sporting or arena event, visit explorefresno.com
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