Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego is the home of the San Diego Chargers and the San Diego State Aztecs. It is the site of the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and the Poinsettia Bowl every December. Because of the fact that it was also the home stadium of the San Diego Padres until 2003, it has hosted everything from MLB All-Star Games to World Series to Super Bowls. The San Diego Chargers history is enough to fill a good portion of a chapter in the National Football League almanac all on its own.
Qualcomm Stadium is located near the intersection of Interstate 15 and Interstate 18 in Mission Valley. Its central location to Mission Bay Park, which includes area attractions like SeaWorld, beaches, and the San Diego Wildlife Preserve, means that it is not only a popular destination for tourists and residents alike, but that it is also well served by public transportation. The Qualcomm Stadium San Diego Trolley station can be accessed via the Green Line and a Special Events Line from the 12th and Imperial Transit Center. Thousand of fans descend upon Mission Valley every week during football season to see the San Diego Chargers and many more make the trip throughout the year just to see concerts and performances and take part in Qualcomm Stadium events. You can book corporate gatherings, take the kids to run the bases, enroll them in instructional camps, or even set up wedding photographs on the field. Yes, there are fans that dedicated. After all, the history of the Chargers is a long and impressive one.
The club began play in 1960 as one of the first members of the then American Football League (or AFL). They actually spent one year in Los Angeles before making the move to San Diego. San Diego Chargers history includes an AFL title win in 1963. They became a part of the NFL in 1970 and have made the playoffs over ten times including four appearances in the conference championships since then. Although they faced the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX, the San Diego Chargers have not yet won their first NFL title. Despite this fact, San Diego Chargers history is synonymous with winning football and Hall of Fame players like Lance Alworth and Dan Fouts. There is also a long history of Super Bowls that have been held at Qualcomm Stadium: Super Bowl XXII in 1988, Super Bowl XXXII in 1998 and Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003.
It should be noted that are an abundance of hotels near Qualcomm Stadium. You have the option of reserving a room at one of the luxury hotels in Mission Valley or of finding a more inexpensive accommodation in the area. There are also countless restaurants and bars that cater to the masses of visitors before and after the Chargers games. When you head to Mission Valley and Qualcomm Stadium for a Chargers game you will not only be impressed by the energy surging in the air, but also by the surrounding area with all of its attractions. It is all just a part of the San Diego experience where there is seemingly always something interesting and fun going on.