Football Parking

The South Campus is scheduled to undergo some major upgrades and changes that will enhance our student-athletes experience. The first step in this process is the construction of the Spartan Golf Complex and the Spartan Soccer fields. Soccer will be moved to the East Field of Spartan Stadium which will result in losing this area for football game day parking. Listed below are the parking options for the 2016 Football season, including the Spartan Foundation parking benefits.

If you are not a Spartan Foundation member, please consider joining for as little as $150 and enjoy the various benefits, invitations to special events, post season ticket priority and being part of our family that supports our 450 San Jose State student-athletes. A benefits guide is attached.

If your giving level is the Touchdown Club ($1,500) and above; you are eligible for;

Spartan Foundation Reserved Tailgate Lot 1

  • Located at the Alan B. Simpkins Athletics Administration Building on 7th Street & Alma
  • 73 double spaces available (space for a vehicle and a space to tailgate)
  • Only one vehicle allowed per pass for Lot 1
  • Priority given to 2015 Spartan Foundation Reserved Lot holders (previously Lot 7)
  • $210 per season

If your giving level is the Captain's Club ($500) and above, you are eligible for;

Spartan Foundation Reserved Lot 2 - with a discount

  • Lot 2 is located on 7th Street directly across from Spartan Stadium
  • You will have the opportunity to select your reserved parking space for the season
  • Lot 2 is adjacent to the Spartan Foundation Reserved Tailgate Lot 1
  • Captain's Club Donors of $500 and above receive a 50% discount on a Lot 2 season pass
  • $105 per season with the discount applied

If your giving level is the Sammy Spartan ($150), you are eligible for;

Spartan Foundation Reserved Lot 2

  • Lot 2 is located on 7th Street directly across from Spartan Stadium
  • You will have the opportunity to select your reserved parking space for the season
  • Lot 2 is adjacent to the Spartan Foundation Reserved Tailgate Lot 1
  • $210 per season

If you are not a Spartan Foundation member or below $150 donor:

Day of Game Parking - Three locations; Lot 3, Lot 6, Lot 9 (Season Parking Pass Available) & Lot 10

  • Lot 3: located on 7th Street directly across from Spartan Stadium at $35 game
  • Lot 6: located on Humboldt Street and 10th Street at $35 game
  • Lot 9: located on the 10th Street on the track at $20 game/$120 season
  • Lot 10 is located at San Jose Municipal Stadium on Alma at $20 game
  • Day of Game Parking is on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited

Athletics will host a Town Hall on Saturday, April 16 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Simpkins Stadium Center. The Football parking plan will be among the items discussed. Following the Town Hall, you will have the opportunity to meet with Athletics staff to answer any questions. To attend the Town Hall, please RSVP to the Spartan Foundation at 408-924-1218.

Only gifts made to the Spartan Foundation Annual Fund will be considered when awarding parking and ticketing benefits.

You must be a season ticket holder to receive preferred parking. The entirety of your contribution will determine parking pass availability. Parking spaces will be selected and or assigned according to the donor's level. If you want to park in the same area with other donors, you will select or be assigned based on the ranking of your donor level with the Spartan Foundation.

Football Parking Map

Downloadable Parking Map HERE

SJSU Football Game Day Tailgating Policy: 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 Spartan 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 Spartan 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 extinguished (coals or propane) prior to vacating the lots. Failure to do so may result in citation.
  • Fans cannot consume alcoholic beverages prior to the parking lots being open on game days.
  • All tailgating, music and drinking must stop at kickoff. At kickoff, all fans must make their way into the stadium or to the bus back to campus. Anyone drinking in the parking lots after kickoff will be subject to citation.