Parking for Special Events
There are many events that occur throughout campus on a daily basis. Parking & Transportation Services will 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 provide parking information, reserve parking spaces, remove bollards and assist with staffing when necessary.
Departments can complete and submit the online Special Event Staffing Request Form to our special events team.
For Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre events, we collect a minimum of $25 per car at designated parking locations. We are using a cashless, contactless payment system. Please arrive with any major credit card, ApplePay or GooglePay as a payment option.
Parking at Calpulli Center or P8 will require a permit purchase through PayByPhone, using access code 28508.
If a parking attendant is not present at event locations, 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.
For Men's Basketball, parking is $25 per car. If a parking attendant is not present at event locations, 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 the pay station or through PayByPhone.
There will be overflow parking for Snapdragon Stadium on the SDSU campus in structure P3. Permits are available at the pay station or through PayByPhone. If parking at SDSU main campus, you will need to take the trolley to the stadium at your own cost.
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:
- Tailgating/Consumption of alcohol
- RV parking
- Scalping tickets
- Selling of merchandise
Please also review the Buildings and Grounds Code for SDSU and SDSU Mission Valley.