Qualcomm Stadium History
If there is one place in San Diego to go in order to see all of the biggest sporting events
and world class concerts it is Qualcomm Stadium. Mainly known as the home of the San Diego Chargers of the NFL, Qualcomm Stadium
is also home to the San Diego State Aztecs' football team as well as the San Diego County high school football championships.
Additionally, Qualcomm Stadium brings in Monster Jams, motocross events, international soccer matches, big time concerts,
and much more. Qualcomm was previously also home of the San Diego Padres before they moved to Petco Park, and annually hosts
two college football post season bowl games.
Qualcomm Stadium boasts one of the biggest parking lots in the United States,
making it an ideal place to tailgate before games as you and your friends will have plenty of room to spread out and barbecue
before the game. The stadium holds over 70,000 people for football games and just over 67,000 for baseball games. When the
stadium fills up for Chargers home games on Sundays during football season the atmosphere is nothing short of electric.
Qualcomm Stadium Events
While it used to also be home to the San Diego Padres, these days Qualcomm Stadium is
definitely most known as a football stadium both for the pros and for amateurs. Each Sunday during the NFL season tens of
thousands of fans pour into the stadium to see the Chargers take on the best teams in the NFL. On Saturdays during college
football season thousands more flood The Q to watch the SDSU Azetcs football team in action. Additionally the stadium hosts
the San Diego County high school football championships and two college bowl games, the Holiday Bowl and the Poinsettia Bowl.
Other huge draws to the stadium are soccer matches, with the international friendly between Mexico and Argentina in 2008 drawing
a sell out crowd to Qualcomm Stadium. Other notable events include motocross and Monster Jam which are both also very popular.
are also a big part of the annual schedule at Qualcomm Stadium and when they are bringing in superstar acts like Metallica,
the Rolling Stones, Guns N Roses, U2, Pink Floyd, and many others there is no place in the world any music lover would rather
be. The stadium was designed with big time concerts in mind and the acoustics are unparalleled. Next time your favorite musical
act comes to town be sure to catch them at Qualcomm Stadium.
San Diego, California
San Diego is a big
tourist destination and no trip to Southern California would be complete without a visit to America's Finest City. If it is
baseball season you can catch a ball game at Petco Park in downtown San Diego and then explore the Gaslamp District before
or after the game. A visit to the beaches in San Diego is of course a must, as is a trip to the world famous San Diego Zoo.
If architecture and museums are more your thing head over to Balboa Park which has a bevy of museums and Spanish influenced
architecture to explore. A trip to Old Town will give you the chance to eat some fantastic Mexican food and explore the remnants
of San Diego's past.
In addition to the professional sports teams located in San Diego you can always catch some premiere
student athletes locked in competition whether they are playing for San Diego State University, the University of San Diego,
University of California at San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, or any of the other local colleges. Some of the best
competition in all of sports takes place at the collegiate level and nowhere is this more true than in San Diego.
Stadium Seating Layout
Qualcomm Stadium is a San Diego landmark that was designed not only to be aesthetically pleasing
but also for functionality with the experience of the patron in mind. There is literally not a bad seat in the house no matter
what event you choose to attend. When it comes to sports there is simply no excuse to stay home and watch the game when you
could be inside the buzzing Qualcomm Stadium with thousands of other fans and feel the electricity in the air. If a concert
is your event of choice you can rest assured that the arena has ample seats with perfect sight lines and the acoustics of
the arena will be top notch. Any event you choose to attend at Qualcomm Stadium is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Qualcomm Stadium is one of only three stadiums in the United States to have hosted an MLB All Star Game,
the World Series, and the Super Bowl. Qualcomm Stadium was originally named San Diego Stadium when it was first built in 1965
after local sports journalist Jack Murphy spearheaded the initiative. The stadium was renamed Jack Murphy Stadium after Murphy
passed away in 1980 and then renamed again when Qualcomm bought the naming rights.