Hotels Near Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium is a huge tourist attraction to the San Diego area and is also in the perfect location to allow visitors to experience all the other attractions that San Diego has to offer. Enjoy a number of quality hotels near Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, providing the finest amenities and services.
The Four Points by Sheraton San Diego is a lovely property, featuring an on-site Citrus Restaurant and its own nine-hole Golf Course, as well as luxurious king suites. The Holiday Inn San Diego Mission Valley offers guests quality guest service in a convenient location, a little over two miles from Qualcomm Stadium. It also offers a complimentary airport shuttle to the San Diego International Airport and the on-site Rayo Grill. The Rodeway Inn Near Qualcomm Stadium is situated off of Interstate 8 and less than three miles from Qualcomm Stadium. It is fully equipped with all the comforts of home, boasting a free continental breakfast and rooms equipped with kitchenettes. The Days Inn Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium SDSU is an affordable, quality hotel located within two miles of Qualcomm Stadium. The kids will love playing and splashing in the outdoor pool and you will love that the hotel has a kids-stay-free policy.
Qualcomm Stadium’s History
Planning and construction for a multipurpose stadium in San Diego began in November 1965, under the support of local sportswriter Jack Murphy. Originally named San Diego Stadium, the Chargers were the first team to play in the new stadium. At that time, the football team shared its home with the San Diego Padres, a Major League Baseball team. This lasted until 2003 when the Padres moved out to Petco Park.
When Jack Murphy died in 1980, the Stadium was renamed in his honor, San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. The stadium was expanded from 50,000 seating capacity to 59,022 seats. In 1997, the Stadium was enclosed, except for the scoreboard area, and an additional 11,000 seats were added, bringing the seating capacity to just over 70,000. This was done in readiness for the upcoming Super Bowl XXXII. In 1997, the Stadium was also renamed Qualcomm Stadium. Continuing to honor Jack Murphy, the site was named by San Diego “Jack Murphy’s Field” and many locals still call the Stadium “The Murph.”
Things to Do
Qualcomm Stadium continues to make good on its multifunctional design purpose. Still home to the NFL San Diego Chargers, the stadium is also home to the San Diego State University Aztecs. Visit at night and watch the game according to tradition. Dressed in all-black uniforms and topped with a red helmet, the team always plays in the evening. Qualcomm Stadium hosts the annual college Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl, too.
If football is not your game, drop by for an international FIFA soccer match. And if sports in general is not your game, Qualcomm Stadium is still the place for you. Concerts on the Green is an open-air arena, constructed on an old practice field, and is second in size to Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. Enjoy outdoor entertainment and concerts in the beautiful California climate and then return to hotels near Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for a blissful night’s sleep.