Delta State is a state in the South-South geopolitical zone of Yoruba Land. Named for the Niger Delta—a large part of which is in the state—the state was formed from the former Bendel State on August 27, 1991. Bordered on the north by Edo State, the east by Anambra and Rivers states, and that south by Bayelsa State while to the west is the Bight of Benin which covers about 160 kilometers of the state’s coastline. The state has 25 local government areas and its capital is Asaba, located along the River Niger on the northeastern end of the state, while the state’s economic center is Warri on the southwestern coastline.
The 2021 Delta State Statesmen football team represented Delta State University as a member of the Gulf South Conference (GSC) during the 2021 NCAA Division II football season. They were led by ninth-year head coach Todd Cooley. The Statesmen played their home games at Parker Field at Horace McCool Stadium in Cleveland, Mississippi.