Special Events

Arena EventThere are many events that occur throughout campus on a daily basis.  Parking & Transportation Services provides services to help assist in making your event successful.  We understand the importance of building on excellence on all levels.  If you are planning an event, we can give you parking information, reserved parking spaces, bollard removal and assist with staffing when necessary. Contact our Special Event Coordinator for more information.

Special Event Staffing Request Form

Special Event Rules & Regulations

When attending an event at SDSU main campus it is unlawful for the following per Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, Sections 42350-42356:

  • Tailgaiting/Comsumption of Alcohol
  • Barbeques
  • Smoking
  • RV Parking
  • Camping
  • Scalping Tickets
  • Selling of Merchandise

SDSU Buildings and Grounds Code for SDSU and SDSU Mission Valley

Parking for Campus Events

Permits or payment for parking are required at all times for events on campus. The only exclusions are Move-In Day, Convocation, Explore SDSU and Commencement.

All patrons are required to buy a permit from our pay stations or through PayByPhone. The amount is $3 per hour. The pay stations and PayByPhone allows you to extend your time should the need arise.

Parking for Arena & OAT Events

For Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre events, we collect a minimum of $25 per car at designated parking locations. SDSU Parking and Transportation Services will no longer be accepting cash for special event parking and will only be accepting contactless payment.  Please arrive with any major credit card, ApplePay, or GooglePay as a payment option.  Please note; at Calpulli Center and P8, patrons will be required to use the cashless system PayByPhone with access code 28508.

If there are no money collectors present at these event locations then a pay station or PayByPhone permit is required for the time you are parked.

Parking in areas not designated for special events will result in a $70 citation.  SDSU enforces parking permits and areas digitally.

Parking for Athletic Events

For Men’s Basketball, we collect $25. If there are no money collectors present when you arrive at these event locations then a pay station or PayByPhone permit is required for the time you are parked.

Patrons attending all other athletic events are required to buy a permit from our pay stations or through PayByPhone. The amount is $3. The pay station and PayByPhone allows you to extend your time should the need arise. There are 2 machines located in Parking 7.

Parking for Snapdragon Events

There will be overflow parking for Snapdragon Stadium on the SDSU campus in structures P3 & P4.  All parking is by pre-sale only (no point of entry sales will be permitted). Parking will be $20 for Aztec Football games and $25 for all other events. If parking at SDSU main campus you will need to take the trolley to the stadium at your own cost. (Exception, if you are attending a SDSU football game up to four people per vehicle parked may take the trolley for free).  Visit the Snapdragon website for parking information at the stadium.

Should you have questions regarding parking at Snapdragon please go to this site.

 

Pre-Sale Parking

For Viejas Arena Events

For Cal Coast Credit Union OAT Events

For Snapdragon Stadium Events

For Men's Basketball Single Game & Season Parking

 

Instructions for Presale Parking App