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Qualcomm Stadium

Qualcomm Stadium
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Type of Attraction
Entertainment Venues, Sports & Recreation
Neighborhood
North
Interests That Apply
Sports & Recreation, Music
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Price: $20-$30
Prices vary according to event.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Assistance Available: Wheelchair
Notes: Wheelchairs are available for rent at the First Aid office near Gate F on the Plaza Level. There is also a shuttle service available in the parking lot for guests needing assistance.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
Baby Changing Facility: Yes
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Qualcomm Stadium

Qualcomm

Charger Haven



Address: Phone:
9449 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
+1 619 641 3100
Fax: +1 619 283 0460

Description

On August 20, 1967 The recently moved NFL franchise Chargers from Los Angeles played their first game at the newly built San Diego Stadium vs. the Detroit Lions. They may have lost that game by a score of 38-17, but dozens of memorable moments have been since been witnessed by thousands of San Diego fans. The truth is that there probably wouldn't have been anything had local sportswriter Jack Murphy not convinced the owner of the then L.A. Chargers to move to a new 50,000 seat stadium in San Diego. The stadium (since renamed to Jack Murphy Stadium and finally Qualcomm Stadium) has been home to the Chargers ever since. In addition to the pro football Chargers, Qualcomm has also been home to the San Diego State University Aztec football team and the annual Holiday Bowl, as well as the Major League Baseball team, the San Diego Padres who moved in a year after the Chargers in 1968. Today the Padres play at their own PETCO Park, and Qualcomm has expanded to hold nearly 71,000 fans. In 1969, Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run here, and in 1998 John Elway 'helicoptered' his way to his first Super Bowl Championship, in what was at one time considered to be the best Super Bowl ever played. Qualcomm has also been a venue for other notable non-sporting events including an array of different concerts in the 90s including U2, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and the Eagles.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri (Administrative Office); Event times vary.
Notes: Event schedule varies. Call ahead or visit the website for details.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Price: $20-$30
Price Notes: Prices vary according to event.
Payment Types: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, DISCOVER

Exposure

Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Taxi
Notes: Because parking can be expensive, riding the bus or trolley is recommended. There is a trolley stop at the stadium. Taxi stands are located outside Gates A, B, E, F, H, and J and on San Diego Mission Rd.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $10-$15
Notes: Parking is VERY pricey here. Consider taking alternate transportation.


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