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About Viejas Arena

Viejas Arena 

The Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, more well known as simply Viejas Arena, is a mixed-use indoor sports stadium, and event venue located in San Diego, California on the campus of San Diego State University. Capable of accommodating more than 12,800 screaming fans, the Viejas Arena has been providing a home for college sports and top-tier concerts for more than 20 years.


The History of Viejas Arena

Designed to provide more space for the college’s sports teams than their current accommodations, Viejas Arena broke ground in 1995 and saw its doors open for the first time in 1997. It was built on the site of the old Aztec Bowl football stadium, which had been built in 1936 and had been partially demolished to make way for Viejas Arena. A set of concrete bleachers survived and were incorporated into the new construction as a way of honoring the old building, which had stood the test of time as well as it could before making way for the new. 


What’s So Special About Viejas Arena Events?

With its deeply raked seating providing an unobstructed view of the court and stage, there are no bad seats at Viejas Arena. You’ll always get our money’s worth when you attend an event at this venue, no matter what!


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Viejas Arena located?

Viejas Arena is located in San Diego, California on the campus of San Diego State University.


What kind of events does Viejas Arena host?

Viejas Arena sporting events are focused around basketball. Sports aside, Viejas Arena is used by the college to host commencement and other activities, and it’s a well-known concert venue as well. The stadium has hosted big-time acts like Linkin Park, Britney Spears, Metallica, Blink-182, Pearl Jam, KISS, Foo Fighters, Janet Jackson, Green Day, Van Halen, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, Tool, Rise Against, The Smashing Pumpkins, One Direction, Drake, and many more.


Which team is playing at Viejas Arena?

Viejas Arena is the home of the San Diego State Aztecs, SDSU’s NCAA basketball team, who plays in the Mountain West Conference, and they’ve been playing their home games there since the venue opened in 1997. The National Indoor Football League’s San Diego Shockwave also briefly played at Viejas Arena in 2007 too.


Where can I park for free at Viejas Arena?

General parking is available for Viejas Arena events in lots 7 and 12. Parking costs $20 per vehicle and opens 90 minutes before the event. We recommend you arrive early to secure your spot.


What is the seating capacity of Viejas Arena?

Viejas Arena sporting events can host up to 12,800 cheering fans. 


Who owns Viejas Arena?

Viejas Arena is owned by San Diego State University.


How do I get to Viejas Arena using public transport?

Fans wishing to reach Viejas Arena events using public transportation are in luck. The SDSU Trolley Green Line and MTS Bus both connect to the arena, thereby helping you reach the event in a stress-free and convenient way. 

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