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What better college tradition is there than to cheer on your university’s teams as they battle on the football gridiron or the basketball court? At San Diego State University, our athletic teams have risen to the upper echelon of college sports and provided a rallying point for the SDSU community – both current students and alumni alike.

As a Global Campus student currently enrolled in for-credit or degree-bearing programs, you are eligible for free or discounted student tickets to many regular-season SDSU athletic events, while supplies last.

To claim your free student tickets, visit the SDSU Student Tickets website for important dates and instructions. 

Advanced mobile ticket claiming for football and men’s basketball is strongly suggested in case of issues with connectivity on game day or issues with your account that needs to be resolved by the SDSU Athletics Ticket Office, or in case of a student section sell-out. Students who do not have an iPhone or Android device can contact the Ticket Office at 619-283-SDSU to receive a hard ticket.

This fall, you and other SDSU students have the opportunity to root for the Aztecs in football, men’s and women’s basketball, as well as a host of other sports.

Here are a few highlights from the world of Aztecs athletics.

SDSU Football at Snapdragon Stadium

The 2022 Aztecs football season, the 100th in the history of SDSU, is extra special because it is the first season the team’s home games are being played in Snapdragon Stadium, the brand new, $310 million stadium built at the new SDSU Mission Valley site. The 35,000-capacity venue, which hosted its first Aztecs football game on Sept. 3, is hosting a full slate of home football games this season. The men’s and women’s soccer teams also have matches scheduled at the new stadium, so if you are not a football fan, you can still take in the new stadium and cheer on the Aztecs.

In addition to the action on the field, you can also enjoy amazing sightlines and seats that are much closer to the field than they were at the old SDCCU Stadium, which was demolished to make room for Snapdragon Stadium. A host of local restaurants, from the Taco Stand and Crack Shack to Cali BBQ and Gaglione Bros. sandwiches, are at the stadium, along with all your favorite San Diego craft beers.

The Aztecs still have two home games scheduled this season, on November 12 against San Jose State and the final home game of the season against the Air Force Academy on Nov. 26.

SDSU Basketball at Viejas Arena

The 2022-23 season for Aztecs men’s basketball promises to be one for the record books. With much of the roster from the 2021-22 team that advanced to the NCAA March Madness tournament returning, and some exciting newcomers joining the squad, the Aztecs are ranked in the Top 20 of teams nationally, poised to compete for another Mountain West championship and tournament run in March.

The regular season games start on Nov. 7 against Cal State Fullerton and continue until March 4, 2023.

The Lady Aztecs basketball squad also is poised to compete among their conference and out-of-conference foes this season and are scheduled to play 18 games this season, including a Jan. 5, 2023 match against the University of Nevada at Viejas Arena. 

The atmosphere at Viejas Arena is one of the best in college basketball, with the students in The Show and the rest of the 12,414 who regularly pack the arena for games cheering on the team. If you’ve never seen a game at Viejas, as an eligible SDSU Global Campus student, you definitely should this year!

Other SDSU Sports

In addition to football and men’s and women’s basketball, the following SDSU teams also compete this fall in games that eligible SDSU Global Campus students can get free or discounted tickets to: