Located on South 7th Street in San Jose in the heart of Silicone Valley, San Jose State University's Event Center is a primary mid-sized venue in Northern California. Opened in May of 1989, the Event Center is a multimillion-dollar complex made up of the Sport Club and a multipurpose arena. The Event Center's seating capacity is 5,000 for athletic events, but it can seat more than 6,000 for concerts. The Event Center provides entertainment, recreational opportunities and entertainment for the student body and the university's community. The proud home of Spartan Men's and Women's basketball, it has also hosted several popular music acts like Brand New, Fifth Harmony, Prince Royce and Shawn Mendes. The best Event Center at San Jose State University tickets are available at StubHub.
Is the Event Center at San Jose State University accessible by public transportation?
The Event Center can be accessed by public transportation. DASH is free for everyone and runs every 10 minutes. From the bus plaza at Diridon Station, VTA bus 63 can be taken toward campus or 64 going to McKee & White. Arrival destination for each is San Fernando Street by 5th (MLK Library) and is one block away from the Event Center.
Is there on-site parking?
Parking at the nearby South Garage is available for a fee. The five-story parking facility is located across the street from the Event Center on the corner of South 7th and East San Salvador streets. You're always required to have a parking permit on the San Jose State University campus. There are permit pay-stations offered on floors two and above and on the first floor for the Disabled Parking area. Visitor parking is available most nights. Credit cards or cash are accepted. There's extra free parking available at the downtown lots after 6 p.m. and on weekends.
Is accessible Event Center seating available?
Wheelchair-accessible seating is available, and there are accessible entrances available by elevator and located on the concourse level.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
There's a lot of entertainment on the San Jose State University campus and nearby. Aside from San Jose State University Basketball and Volleyball at the Event Center, there's the Student Union Music Room, the Improv Comedy Club, the San JosŽ Center for the Performing Arts and the Theatre on San Pedro Square. You can also check out the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Library, the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) and the Mexican Heritage Plaza (MHP) while you're in the area.
Does the Event Center offer food and drinks?
Food and beverages are available at two concession stands at the west end of the arena. There's great variety on the menus, including a veggie burger. The menus between the two stands are identical and the prices are reasonable. All major credit cards are accepted. Pepsi products are served at the Event Center along with Starbucks coffee and energy drinks.Back to Top