Football Game Day Information

For those looking to purchase tickets in person, tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. at the Spartan Athletics Ticket Office and on sale at CEFCU Stadium at three hours prior to kickoff. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Spartan Ticket Office at 408.924.SJTX (7589).

General Will Call is located at the West box office and will open at three hours prior to kickoff.

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Tailgating is allowed in any paid parking lot at CEFCU Stadium. Parties of 50 or more are encouraged to tailgate in Spartan Village. Spartan Village is the ultimate Game Day Experience at unbeatable prices, just steps from CEFCU Stadium, packages start at just $200 and include 2 parking passes. For a full list of available see our Parking/Tailgating Map.

For additional information on tailgating and availability, please contact Jeremy Curran at 408-924-1246 or e-mail at

San Jose State University is committed to creating a safe, friendly and clean, game-day environment for all fans, students, alumni and members of the San Jose community. The University disapproves of alcohol abuse, intoxication, and any resulting unacceptable conduct.

  • Fans and their guests are permitted to gather and tailgate only in approved parking lots around the football stadium. Fans must adhere to the Football Game Day Alcohol Policy. The following items are not permitted in any parking lot around CEFCU Stadium:
    • Glass bottles
    • Mass-consumption devices
    • Kegs
    • Drinking Games
  • Any fan who does not comply with these policies may be escorted off the premises. All mass consumption devices and glass bottles will be confiscated by the proper authorities if see in use.
  • All patrons in any parking lot around CEFCU Stadium MUST adhere to the noise ordinance policy. Loud or offensive music will not be tolerated. DJs without proper certification will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Tailgates and tailgating activities shall be refined to an area in front of or behind a parked vehicle. Tailgates and tailgating activity cannot occur in drive lanes or any fire lanes.
  • Tailgates and tailgating activities that compromise existing parking spots will be asked to move to a cleared area (in front or behind a car).
  • All grills must be propane. Failure to do so may result in citation.
  • Fans cannot consume alcoholic beverages prior to the parking lots being open on game days.

The following list of items are prohibited in CEFCU Stadium:

  • Bags of any kind
    • Except for clear bags no larger than 12" x 16" x 12"
    • Non-clear bags must be smaller than 7” x 5” (example: clutch purse)
  • Poles or Sticks longer than 24"
  • Artificial Noisemakers
  • Hard Sided Coolers
  • Glass Bottles
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Outside Food
  • Outside Beverages (Sealed Water under 1 Liter OK)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards
  • Beach Balls, Frisbees
  • Leaflets, Confetti
  • Fireworks
  • Animals
  • Umbrellas

For a full television list, visit the 2023 Football schedule page. 

Play-by-Play Radio Coverage: 860am KTRB originates San José State football broadcasts. Kevin Richardson calls the play-by- play, while David Fales offers commentary.

The pregame show for Spartan Football games begin 30 minutes prior to game time (PDT). KTRB will provide audio streaming of all games through their website. 

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Fans Attending the Game

  • Fans should plan on arriving early to experience the high-energy gameday experience at CEFCU stadium
    • Get to your seats early to watch the students rush on to the field
  • Reminder that a sellout crowd is expected and traffic will be heavy day of game, plan to get to the stadium early and secure your tickets ahead of time
  • Gates will open up 90 minutes prior to kickoff