San Diego Sports Commission » Viejas Arena

5500 Canyon Crest Drive; San Diego, CA 92180
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Ph: (619) 594-0234
Fx: (619) 594-6423
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Viejas Arena, located on the San Diego State University (SDSU) campus in San Diego, California, USA, is the home of the SDSU Aztecs men’s and women’s basketball teams. Viejas Arena opened its doors to the campus and community in July of 1997 and seats 12,414 for basketball and up to 12,845 for concerts. The facility also hosts SDSU’s commencement ceremonies. Previously, the Aztecs played at Peterson Gymnasium also on the SDSU campus

Viejas Arena hosted the men’s NCAA basketball tournament first and second rounds in 2001 and 2006. Because of its status as SDSU’s home court, the Aztecs were not allowed to open the tournament at home (under “pod system” rules).

Viejas Arena is also used as a large concert venue where major national acts perform.

Viejas acquired naming rights to the arena under a 10-year naming rights agreement announced March 17, 2009. The naming rights agreement with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians went into effect July 1 and will pay the university about $6 million over the next 10 years.