Viejas Arena (Cox Arena) Tickets
Nestled in San Diego State University’s campus in San Diego, California, is the Viejas Arena, formerly known as Cox Arena. Although many still refer to the arena by its former name the Viejas Arena an indoor entertainment venue known for hosting some of the most popular and widely visited events in greater San Diego, California area including some of the biggest San Diego State University events. The Viejas name was given to the arena after the contract with Cox Communications ended and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians went in on a 10-year naming rights agreement with San Diego State University. This makes the arena one of the only ever named for a tribe of Indians.
This unique venue, which was built in place of the former Aztec Bowl football stadium and is one of the biggest indoor event spaces in the area. The square footage alone makes the arena one of the largest for a college arena in physical size, and allows for room not only for major concert events and college sporting events but for a number of fan centered amenities that guests can enjoy as well.
At full capacity the stadium can sit 12,414 patrons for basketball games, and anywhere from 12,200-12,845 fans for most concerts. Since it first opened in 1997, the Viejas Arena has been home to a number of significant events and brought in fans from all over the world. The arena has hosted different rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the WCW Bash at the Beach event and numerous San Diego Shockwave indoor football games. However, for many it is not only the sporting events that bring fans to the Viejas Arena but the concerts as well.
During its time as an arena big name performers such as Linkin Park, Green Day, the Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga and One Direction have all performed at the Viejas Arena. Although many of the events do include men’s and women’s basketball games from San Diego State University teams as well as the campus’s big events like commencement, the entire San Diego community has found that the Viejas Arena is one of the city’s leading venues for concert experiences.