Student seating can be found in sections J-M.
All baseline seats at Viejas Arena have to contend with the basket as an obstruction. This compromises the view for most seats, making these the cheapest seats in the arena. Rows 30-35 feature bench seating. For San Diego State Aztecs games, Sections M, L and K are home to The Show, the SDSU student section. The Show is notorious for its clever stunts, creativity and non-conformity. The SDSU Band is usually stationed near the front of Section K.
With its small size, Viejas Arena only has four corner sections. Sections N and U feature a cut-out for tunnels, making them pushed off from the court. Avoid Rows 17-21 due to the large number of seats per row. If you can afford it, also avoid Rows 30-35. Those rows have the shortest walk to the concourse (located at the top of the section), but the bench-style seating is more cramped than the lower stadium seats and the savings is not worth it.
Sideline seating at Viejas arena offers great view of the court from nearly every seat. Sections E-G and Q-S are closest to mid-court and offer fabulous views of all plays. Even better, most rows in those sections feature fewer than 15 seats in a row. That means less climbing over strangers into your seats. In Sections D, H, P and T, Rows 17-21 have 20 or more seats in a row and should be avoided. Additionally, Rows 30-35 are bench seating, not stadium seats. For the best overall experience, choose seats in Rows 12-16. These seats are at an ideal height and have a shorter walk back up the stairs to the concourse.
Here is the official policy from Viejas Arena:
Any seat cushions without a rigid (e.g. metal or plastic) post will be permitted into Viejas Arena. Any guests with cushions or back supports with a rigid post will be asked to return it to their car or keep it in property check-in.
Rows 30-35 are bench seating with no backs, while all other rows are traditional stadium seating with individual seats, backs and cupholders.