Frequently Asked Questions

There is a complete calendar of events—both on and off—tied to Homecoming Week. Many events are free; some have nominal registration costs. Each event listed on the main events page has details about attendance or registration.
General admission for homeside tickets are $20. Eastside (visitor side) tickets are $15. Children 3-17 years old are $10 each. Tickets may be purchased online in advance through Hornet Sports or on game day at the Hornet Stadium box office located near Gate 4. Click here for more information.
Sacramento State students with a valid OneCard are admitted free to home games. Students with a valid OneCard may purchase up to (2) guest tickets for $10 each. These tickets can be purchased in the Athletic Center at the Ticket Office before game day or at the Hornet Stadium box office located near Gate 4 on game day. Click here for more information regarding tickets.
Parking is limited in the area surrounding Hornet Stadium due to the Homecoming Festival and adjacent tailgate events located in Parking Lot 8. Attendees will find parking in Lot 7 and Parking Structure III on the campus parking map. Parking is $10 per vehicle or $25 per RV. The parking lots near Hornet Stadium open at 2 p.m. 
Yes, you may tailgate in parking lots 7 and 8. Parking lots are open for set up beginning at 2 p.m. Alchoholic beverages may not be served until 4 p.m. For more information, visit the Univeristy's tailgate policies page
Yes, it is prohibited to bring the following items into Hornet Stadium:
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Balls and Frisbees
  • Ice chests/coolers
  • Plastic containers larger than 20 oz.
  • Outside food
  • Cans, glass containers and Thermos bottles
  • Bicycles, roller blades and skateboards
  • Backpacks and bags larger than 10x10x10
  • Horns and artificial noise makers
  • Weapons and any dangerous items
  • Pets (except service pets)
  • Banners and poles
  • Strollers
  • Bottles must be sealed
  • Umbrellas (except in the event of rain)
  • Inappropriate signs
Sacramento State is located in the heart of Sacramento, adjacent to Highway 50 and just a few miles from the State Capitol. There are many options for hotels, including:
  • Comfort Inn (916) 379-0400
  • Courtyard Marriott (916) 403-9393
  • Hilton (916) 922-4700
  • Holiday Inn (916) 446-0100
  • Larkspur Landing (916) 646-1212
  • Motel 6 (916) 383-8110
  • Red Lion Sacramento Inn (916) 922-8041
  • Residence Inn (by Marriott) 1-800-218-7214
Alumni Association members receive discounts at participating Clarion, Comfort, Quality, Econo Lodge, Rodeway and MainStay hotels worldwide. Email the Alumni Association at or call (916) 278-6295 to receive the code number and toll free number needed to receive the discount when making advanced reservations.
The Hornet Bookstore has Sac State clothing and accessories for every Hornet fan. This year, the Hornet Bookstore is offering Sacramento State Alumni Association members a 20 percent discount (10 percent year-round) at the Hornet Bookstore on logo apparel, hats and gift merchandise during Homecoming Week. Present your Alumni Association membership card to the cashier to receive the special discount. The discount cannot be combined with other offers. Some merchandise exclusions may apply. 
Join online and enjoy many Alumni Association member benefits, including discounts on Sac State apparel at the Hornet Bookstore. You can also call the Alumni Association at (916) 278-6295 or visit online at
The Sacramento State Alumni Association will celebrate classes 1950-1966. Graduates are invited to journey back in time and meet former classmates at Sac State for the Golden Grads Reunion. Call the Alumni Relations office at (916) 278-6295 or find more information online at