General Ticket Information and Frequently Asked Questions
There is a Strict Photography Policy at the 2020 Rodeo
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General Ticket Information and Frequently Asked Questions

All Spectators and Contestants are subject to a security check prior to entering the Lakeside Rodeo Facility.
A clear bag only policy is in effect for the 2020 Rodeo. See Security policy at bottom of page.

The following items are NOT ALLOWED at the Lakeside Rodeo facility:
** See full list at bottom of page
  • No DSLR, SLR or mirrorless (any) cameras with detachable lenses
  • No Point and Shoot Camera
  • No iPads, tablets, drones or Selfie Sticks
  • No video or recording devices
  • Pets
    • See Service Dog policy at bottom of page

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices:

Choice Reserve Tickets in Sections A - B - C - D - E - F are $25, all ages
General Reserved Tickets in Sections G - H - I - J - K - L are $20, all ages

**Penthouse (only) seating is sold out for the 2020 Rodeo
**Box seating (only) is sold out for the 2020 Rodeo

Ticket Box Office opens April 16, 2020 and will be open from 1:00PM to 5:30PM only. Box Office will be closed Easter Sunday.

Ticket Purchase Disclaimer

Once tickets are purchased there is no refund, no exchange.

Frequently Asked Questions

I purchased tickets online. How do I use them to get into rodeo?

  • After purchase, you receive an email with a link to printing your tickets or adding them to your Apple Wallet.
  • You may use your Android or Smart Phone with your purchase provided QR Code per ticket to be scanned at the entry gate.
  • You can print your e-tickets at home which will display your purchase provided QR Code per e-ticket and bring your printed e-ticket to be scanned at the entry gate.
I purchased e-tickets online but I cannot find them. What do I do?
You can contact the Ticket Customer Service at (619) 443-5125 until April 13, 2020, Mon - Fri, 10AM to 4PM.
After April 13, 2020, please call (619) 561-4331, press 2 to speak to a ticket representative.
They will help you locate your e-tickets which can be emailed to you.

I purchased e-tickets online but I need to change my tickets for another performance.
There is no exchange or refund on ticket purchases.

I bought e-tickets for my friends. How do I get their QR Codes to them?

Send them to your friends by text message or email.

What if I need Handicap seating?
  • If you need to request Handicap seating, please call Lakeside Rodeo Ticket Sales direct at (619) 443-5125 for ticket sales, and speak with a representative Mon - Fri, 10AM to 4PM.
  • Handicap seating is reserved for wheel chair or motorized mobility device users.
  • When purchasing a Handicap Ticket, one additional companion ticket will be available for purchase in Handicap seating area
    • if you have more than one person accompanying handicap person: If available, additional seating tickets in the adjacent section may be purchased at the same time.
  • If you have a limited mobility issue, please inform the Ticket staff who will work to get you convenient seating in the lower stands.

When I am purchasing tickets online it only allows me to purchase a maximum of 8 tickets per transaction. Why?
That is our default setting for maximum quantity of tickets that may be purchased in a single transaction. You may make unlimited 8 ticket (limit) purchases. Please call our ticket customer service if you wish to purchase a large block of tickets at any one time.

I don't have email. How can I buy tickets?
You can call Lakeside Rodeo Ticket Sales direct at (619) 443-5125 for ticket sales Mon - Fri 10AM to 4PM, and speak with a ticket customer service representative. The representative can take your order over the phone and charge your credit card for the purchase. You can pick up your purchased tickets starting April 16, 2020 between 1PM and 5:30PM at Lakeside Rodeo, 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA

I need to use cash to pay for my tickets. What do I do?
For ticket purchases using cash, please visit the Lakeside Rodeo Ticket Box Office at 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA starting April 16, 2020. You can call (619) 443-5125 for ticket sales Mon - Fri 10AM to 4PM if you have any questions about ticket availability and cash purchases.

How do I buy a group of tickets?
Please call Lakeside Rodeo Ticket Sales direct at (619) 443-5125 for ticket sales Mon - Fri 10AM to 4PM, and speak with a ticket customer service representative. Please make sure you buy all of the tickets you need at one time as adding on tickets in the same section/row to your group may be impossible as the event date nears.

Can I just wait to get to the Rodeo grounds before the performance to buy my tickets?
  1. The Friday night and Saturday night performances may sell out prior to the rodeo dates.
  2. If you plan to attend either Friday or Saturday night, we strongly advise you to get your tickets in advance online.
  3. Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon performances are not as heavily attended. Purchase your tickets online, or you may purchase at the Ticket Box office.

If I am standing in the Ticket Line at the Rodeo before the performance, can I just go to your online ticket link and purchase tickets?
Yes! As long as there is ticket quantity availability online, you may purchase.
Once you have made your purchase, you can use your Android or Smart phone with the purchase provided QR Code to be scanned and enter.

A Family member has a special dietary need. Can I bring the food in for that person?
Although there is a "no outside food or beverage allowed" rule, all requests are taken on a case by case basis. Please call (619) 561-4331, press #1 for ticket sales, and discuss your special dietary need with a representative.

Items Not Allowed on the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds

  • Umbrellas
  • Stadium seats with backs
  • No sharp objects, guns or items determined to be used a weapons
  • No cameras with detachable lenses, no video equipment, no tablets, no selfie sticks no laser pointers, no recording devices
  • No Outside Food or Drinks allowed except for One (1) UNOPENED 16 oz. bottle of water per person
  • No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. No tailgating in the parking lots with alcohol is allowed
  • Dogs or pets - only service animals as defined by the County of San Diego are allowed, Please note that “comfort dogs” do not qualify under the ADA guidelines from the Department of Justice and will not be allowed into the Lakeside Rodeo facility.
  • Pets such as non-service (comfort) dogs, snakes, birds, rodents, cats, are not allowed
  • Note: It is against the law to leave an animal unattended in a vehicle in any parking lot associated with the Lakeside Rodeo grounds and Arena.

Strollers: There is no dedicated stroller parking on the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. Lakeside Rodeo is not responsible for strollers left unattended on the Lakeside Rodeo grounds.

Bicycles: You may ride your bicycle to the Lakeside Rodeo, but you may not bring it inside the arena gates. Lakeside Rodeo is not responsible for bicycles left unattended on the Lakeside Rodeo grounds.


Clear bag policy is in effect for 2020 Lakeside Rodeo. (Check Back for Updates)

All patrons, personnel and volunteers are subject to security search and review at entries and at all times on the grounds of the ECSA/Lakeside Rodeo facility.
  • All sharp metal objects, such as pocket knives, tableware and scissors are strictly prohibited, as are guns and other weapons. If you have any of these items when you reach the security checkpoint, you can either take them back to your vehicle or dispose of them.
  • Pepper spray and similar sprays intended for self-defence are prohibited. The ECSA/Lakeside Rodeo prohibits anything that can be used as a weapon.
  • Laser pointers are strictly prohibited, and will be confiscated during the gate security check.
  • No cameras with detachable lenses or video cameras are allowed.

Service Dog Policy

El Capitan Stadium Association (ECSA) and Lakeside Rodeo Policy on Service Dogs
ECSA/Lakeside Rodeo complies with California State provisions, which allow service dogs in all public areas. (Miniature horses trained to do work or perform tasks for persons with disabilities are also acceptable.)
A service dog is a dog trained to do specific tasks for a person that he or she cannot do because of a disability. Service dogs can pick things up, guide a person who is blind, or help someone who falls or loses balance easily. For example, a service dog can help a blind person walk down the street or get dangerous things out of the way when someone is having a seizure.
Protecting someone, giving emotional support, or being a companion do not qualify a dog to be a service animal. To be a service dog, a dog must go through training. Usually the dog is trained to:
• Do things that are different from natural dog behavior.
• Do things that the handler (dog owner) cannot do because of a disability.
• Learn to work with the new handler in ways that help manage the owner's disability Because the handler depends on the service dog's help, these animals will be given access to public places when accompanying individuals with disabilities making their services necessary. This is the case even if it is somewhere pet dogs usually cannot go, such as a grocery facility or eating establishments.
But there are a few exceptions. For example, service dogs can be asked to leave if they are not behaving well. If someone with a service dog attends a show and baby strollers are restricted, dog strollers/carts are equally restricted. The dog is to be held on the lap of the handler. If the dog barks or is otherwise disruptive and the behavior can be compared to a human and a human would be asked to leave an event, the handler may be told to remove the dog. At the Lakeside Rodeo facility, “Dogs in Training” or “Puppies in Training” with appropriate identification will be allowed in all public areas with appropriate supervision providing they do not create a disturbance. One “Dog in Training” or “Puppy in Training” per trainer will be allowed on property. The ECSA/Lakeside Rodeo reserves the right to exclude any “trainees” creating a disturbance.

Alcohol Policy

The Lakeside Rodeo facility strictly follows the rules and guidelines of the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC).

Penalty for any individual that furnishes alcohol to a minor:
A minimum $1,000 fine and 24 hours of community service. If a person buys alcohol and furnishes it to a minor who consumes it and causes great bodily injury or death to himself or others, the furnisher faces a minimum 6-12 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine. (Sections 25658(a), 25658(c) and 25658(e)(2)(3))

Lakeside Rodeo Facility Alcohol Consumption Rules:
  • A patron must have a valid ID showing date of birth to obtain an event wristband to purchase alcohol.
  • A patron must be wearing an event provided visible wristband to purchase, hold or consume an acoholic beverage.
  • Any patron that is in possession of an alcoholic beverage is subject to inspection and review by onsite security to ensure event provided wristband is valid and that the patron is of California defined legal drinking age.
  • A patron may only purchase two (2) alcoholic beverages at any time.
  • If a patron is sighted handing off an alcoholic beverage to any other person who is not wearing a visible event provided wristband, the patron is subject to immediate removal from the facility and further action as stated in the Penalty listed above.
  • A patron who appears to be intoxicated will be denied when attempting to purchase additional alcoholic beverages.
  • A patron who appears intoxicated and is in possession of an alcoholic beverage will be subject to immediate removal from the facility and safe transportation will be arranged per state guidelines.
  • Any volunteer at the Lakeside Rodeo sighted selling in excess of two (2) alcoholic beverages to anyone, and/or selling alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated patron will be subject to Penalty and further legal action as outlined by ABC.

The El Capitan Stadium Association (Lakeside Rodeo) is a Non-Profit 501 c 3.
Working Together to Benefit the Youth of Lakeside.
12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA 92040     619-561-4331
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