Qualcomm Stadium9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
The second-oldest stadium in the NFL (only Lambeau Field, built in 1957, is older), Qualcomm has served as home to the Chargers from its first year in 1967 and the Padres since 1969, until the Padres moved into a new stadium in 2004.
The former Jack Murphy Stadium, "The Murph," originally built to a capacity of 52,000 at a cost of $27 million, is notable for the ring of honor and banners of all 32 NFL teams. In 1997, Qualcomm was expanded by 11,500 seats, a club level, 37 new suites and a new west-end Jumbotron screen. With 19,000 parking spaces, Qualcomm's lot is the second-largest in the NFL. The expansion marked the second renovation at the stadium, the first coming in 1984.
The stadium has hosted three Super Bowls -- XXII, XXXII and XXXVII.
-- Information from the San Diego Chargers media guide was used in this overview
Anyone who stands 36 inches in height or children older than 2 years of age require a game ticket.
Qualcomm Stadium is a smoke-free facility. Food in a small, plastic bag and factory-sealed plastic water bottles half-liter or 17 ounces or less (limit two per person) are allowed into the stadium. Bottles, cans, coolers and bags larger than 12x12x12 are prohibited from entering the stadium. All items are subject to search or may not be admitted. Fans leaving the stadium before or during the game will not be allowed to re-enter. All purses and carried clothing are subject to search at the stadium entrances. There is no check-in area for coolers and other personal items. Enhanced security and search procedures at the gates will cause delays for fans entering the stadium. Fans should plan to arrive early.
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
Consult the Chargers team website for complete directions.
The parking lot opens four hours prior to kickoff and closes two hours after the conclusion of the game. Tailgating remains one of the great traditions at Chargers games. See the team website for additional parking details.
Parking at Qualcomm Stadium can be expected to reach capacity two hours before kickoff. Consider taking public transportation. Qualcomm Stadium is accessible on the MTS Trolley's Green Line; purchase a $5 Day Pass at ticket vending machines before boarding. For more information on San Diego public transportation, visit the Metro Transit System website.