SDSU will face USD on Dec. 5th at Petco Park in Men’s Basketball

Steve Fisher

Petco Park will be the site for this year’s men’s basketball game between the University of San Diego and San Diego State University. The December 5th outdoor contest will be played at 2:00 p.m. at Petco Park with a planned seating capacity set at nearly 20,000. This first-of-its-kind-game is a joint venture between the San Diego Padres, San Diego State Aztecs and USD Toreros.

“Petco Park has been a versatile facility that has taken on different shapes and sizes in recent years, from a tennis court to a Supercross course,” said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee. “We look forward to hosting basketball activities and welcoming two local schools to play outdoors in the middle of downtown San Diego. We’d like to thank the leadership at both San Diego State and USD for working closely with us to make the vision of this game a reality.”

USD head coach Lamont Smith and SDSU head coach Steve Fisher, along with other officials from both universities, will be at tonight’s 7:10 p.m. baseball game between the Padres and Pirates for the official announcement during pre-game festivities that will provide additional details. Media availability will begin at 6:00 p.m., with Coach Smith and a SDSU representative scheduled to throw out the first pitch at 6:55 p.m.

This marks the 18th straight season that USD and the Aztecs will face off in the series which SDSU now leads 29-17 all-time. This game also marks the beginning of a new five-year contract between the two schools.

The basketball court will be situated length-wise between third base and home plate, with bleacher seating on the field erected around the open sides of the court to accommodate nearly 3,300, supplementing the existing options in the seating bowl.

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