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Encyclopedia > Qualcomm Stadium
Qualcomm Stadium
The Q, The Murph

Location 9449 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
Opened 1967
Owner City of San Diego
Operator City of San Diego
Surface Grass
Construction cost $27 million USD
Former names San Diego Stadium (1967-1980)
Jack Murphy Stadium (1980-1997)
Tenants San Diego Chargers (NFL) (1967-Present)
Holiday Bowl (NCAA) (1978-Present)
Poinsettia Bowl (NCAA) (2005-Present)
San Diego State Aztecs (NCAA) (1967-Present)
San Diego Padres (NL) (1969-2003)
San Diego Sockers (NASL) (1978-1984)
San Diego Jaws (NASL) (1976)
Capacity 50,000 (1967) • 44,790 (1973) • 47,634 (1974)
47,491 (1976) • 48,460 (1977) • 51,362 (1979)
48,443 (1980) • 51,362 (1981) • 51,319 (1983)
58,671 (1984) • 58,433 (1986) • 59,022 (1990)
59,254 (1991) • 59,700 (1992)
1997: 71,294 (football); 67,544 (baseball)
Field dimensions Left field: 330 (1969); 327 (1982)
Right-center & Left-center: 375 (1969); 370 (1982)
Center field: 420 (1969); 410 (1973); 420 (1978); 405 (1982)
Right field: 330 (1969); 327 (1982); 330 (1996)
Backstop: 80 (1969), 75 (1982)

Qualcomm Stadium (a.k.a. "The Q", "The Murph"), formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium, is a multiple-use stadium in San Diego, California. It is the current home of the San Diego Chargers of the NFL and of the San Diego State University Aztecs college football team. It hosts the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl college football games every December. Until 2003, it served as the home of the San Diego Padres in baseball's National League. The stadium has hosted three Super Bowl games: Super Bowl XXII in 1988, Super Bowl XXXII in 1998, and Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003. It has also hosted the 1978 and 1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Games, the 1996 and 1998 National League Division Series, the 1984 and 1998 National League Championship Series, and the 1984 and 1998 World Series. It is the only stadium ever to host both the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year (1998). 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Jack Murphy (born February 5, 1923, died September 24, 1980) was a sports editor and columnist for the San Diego Union newspaper from 1951-1980 and the brother of New York Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy. ... San Diego redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Chargers redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... The Poinsettia Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that was created in 2005. ... 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Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... // Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon NASCAR celebrates its 50th anniversary Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Mika Häkkinen of Finland 24 hours of Le Mans: won by the team... 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History

In the early 1960s, local sportswriter Jack Murphy, the brother of New York Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy, began to build up support for a multipurpose stadium for San Diego. In November 1965, a $27 million bond was passed allowing construction to begin on a stadium, which was designed in the Brutalist style. Construction on the stadium began one month later. When completed, the facility was named San Diego Stadium. Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ... Jack Murphy (born February 5, 1923, died September 24, 1980) was a sports editor and columnist for the San Diego Union newspaper from 1951-1980 and the brother of New York Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... Murphy in front of the radio booth named in his honor Robert Allan Murphy (19 September 1924 – 3 August 2004) was an American sportscaster who spent 50 years doing play-by-play of Major League Baseball games on television and radio. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For alternative meanings, see bond (a disambiguation page). ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ...


The Chargers played the first game ever at the stadium on August 20, 1967. San Diego Stadium had a capacity of around 50,000; the three-tier grandstand was in the shape of a horseshoe, with the east end open. The Chargers were the main tenant of the stadium until 1969, when the National League expanded to add the San Diego Padres. Another San Diego Padres team in the AAA Pacific Coast League, played in the stadium during the 1968 season, following their move from the minor league sized Westgate Park. is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1966 in sports, other events of 1967, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty May 31-Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ...

Statue of Jack Murphy and his dog Abe in front of the stadium
Statue of Jack Murphy and his dog Abe in front of the stadium

After Jack Murphy's passing in 1980, San Diego Stadium was renamed San Diego-Jack Murphy Stadium or simply Jack Murphy Stadium. In 1983, over 9,000 bleachers were added to the lower deck on the open end of the stadium raising the capacity to 59,022. The most substantial addition was completed in 1997, when the stadium was fully enclosed, with the exception of where the scoreboard is located. Nearly 11,000 seats were added in readiness for Super Bowl XXXII in 1998, bringing the capacity to over 71,000. Also in 1997, the facility was renamed QUALCOMM Stadium after QUALCOMM Corporation paid $18 million for the naming rights. The naming rights will belong to QUALCOMM until 2017. In order to continue to honor Murphy, the city named the stadium site Jack Murphy Field.[1] However, as part of the naming agreement Jack Murphy Field was not allowed to be used alongside QUALCOMM Stadium.[2] Many San Diegans, however, still refer to the stadium as "Jack Murphy" or simply "The Murph." The most common nickname these days is "the Q". See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... // Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon NASCAR celebrates its 50th anniversary Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Mika Häkkinen of Finland 24 hours of Le Mans: won by the team... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego, California. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... 2017 (MMXVII) will be a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Qualcomm Stadium satellite view in March 2003, with the trolley line at the bottom of the image.
Qualcomm Stadium satellite view in March 2003, with the trolley line at the bottom of the image.

The stadium was the first of the square-circle "octorad" style, which was thought to be an improvement over the other cookie cutter stadiums of the time for hosting both football and baseball. (The second and last of this style was the since-imploded Veterans Stadium.) Despite the theoretical improvements of this style, most of the seats were still very far away from the action on the field, especially during baseball games. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (855x941, 170 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qualcomm Stadium ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (855x941, 170 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qualcomm Stadium ... RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., a typical cookie cutter stadium. ... For the stadium in New Britain, Connecticut, see Veterans Stadium. ...


The Padres

From their inception in 1969 until the end of 2003, when they moved into PETCO Park in the downtown area, the San Diego Padres called the stadium home. The baseball field dimensions had varied slightly over the years. In 1969, the distance from home plate to the left and right field wall was 330 feet, the distance to the left- and right-center field power alleys was 375 feet, and the distance from home plate to the center field was 420 feet. A 19-foot wall, whose top was the rim of the Plaza level, surrounded the outfield, making home runs difficult to hit. Later an eight-foot fence was erected, cutting the distances to 327, 368 and 405 feet, respectively. In 1996 a note of asymmetry was introduced when a 19-foot high scoreboard displaying out-of-town scores was erected along the right-field wall near the foul pole and deemed to be in play, and so the distances to right field and right-center field were 330 feet and 370 feet, respectively, while the remaining dimensions remained the same. PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ...


Rickey Henderson collected his 3000th major league base hit here on October 7, 2001 as a Padre, in what was also the last major league game for eight-time National League batting champion and Hall of Famer: "Mr. Padre" Tony Gwynn, who played his entire career here. Recent fans were treated to a recording of the song "Hell's Bells" by the heavy metal rock band AC/DC whenever ace reliever Trevor Hoffman arrived in a game in the 9th inning in a save situation. Victories by both the Padres and Chargers have been celebrated by the playing of the song "Gettin' Jiggy With It" recorded by singer and actor Will Smith. Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Mr. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... Audio sample Info (help· info) Hells Bells [sic][1] is the first track of the album Back in Black of Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is to this day one of their most well known songs, being the first on their comeback album after the death of the... Heavy metal is a form of rock music characterized by aggressive, driving rhythms and highly amplified distorted guitars, generally with grandiose lyrics and virtuosic instrumentation. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ... This article is about the band. ... Trevor William Hoffman (October 13, 1967 in Bellflower, California) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the San Diego Padres since 1993. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ...


The Home of the Chargers

NFL game between the San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams
NFL game between the San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams

The San Diego Chargers teams that played football here in the 1970's and 1980's featured a high-scoring offense led by quarterback Dan Fouts and featuring running back Chuck Muncie, tight end Kellen Winslow, receiver Charlie Joiner and place-kicker Rolf Benirschke; however, the first Chargers team to advance to the Super Bowl (in 1994, Super Bowl XXIX) featured a strong defense anchored by linebacker Junior Seau and an unspectacular but efficient offense led by quarterback Stan Humphries and running back Natrone Means. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3455 KB) The interior of Qualcomm Stadium during a game between the San Diego Chargers and the [St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3455 KB) The interior of Qualcomm Stadium during a game between the San Diego Chargers and the [St. ... Chargers redirects here. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Muncie on the January 12, 1981 cover of Sports Illustrated Harry Vance Chuck Muncie (born March 17, 1953 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League from 1976 to 1984. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... Charles Joiner Jr. ... // About Rolf Born in 1955, Rolf Benirschke was a kicker in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1978 to 1987 who played from 1980 to 1986. ... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Junior Seau: [SAY-ow] (born Tiaina Seau, Jr. ... Stan Humphries (born April 14, 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana) was a former American Football quarterback who played for the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. ... Natrone Jermaine Means (born April 26, 1972 in Harrisburg, North Carolina) is a former professional American Football running back who played for the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carolina Panthers of the NFL from 1993 to 2000. ...


The Aztecs

See San Diego State Aztecs
Interior of Qualcomm Stadium before SDSU Aztec football game
Interior of Qualcomm Stadium before SDSU Aztec football game

Since its inception, the stadium, which is approximately five miles from campus, has been the home of the San Diego State University Aztecs. Before the building of the stadium, they had played their games at Balboa Stadium and their small, on-campus stadium, the Aztec Bowl (which is now the site of Cox Arena, the home of the university's basketball teams). Traditionally, the team, clad in all-black uniforms and red helmets, has played its home games at night, a tradition started during the days of former head coach Don Coryell before the stadium was even opened. There have been attempts in the past to change from "The Look," but all have led to poor play by the Aztecs and a reversion back to the traditional look. The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1098 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qualcomm Stadium User:Nehrams2020/Gallery SDSU Aztecs Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1098 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qualcomm Stadium User:Nehrams2020/Gallery SDSU Aztecs Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ... Balboa Stadium is located in San Diego, California and was built in 1914 as part of the many buildings erected for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition located in Balboa Park. ... Cox Arena, located in on the San Diego State University campus in San Diego, California, USA, is the home of the San Diego State University Aztecs basketball teams. ... Don Coryell (born October 17, 1924) is a former American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. ...


College Bowl Games

See Holiday Bowl

Following the 1978 college football season, the stadium began hosting the Holiday Bowl, an annual bowl game held before New Year's Day. It originally hosted the Western Athletic Conference champion (at the time, the hometown Aztecs had just joined this conference) against a nationally ranked opponent. The game has traditionally been a high-scoring affair, and no team has ever managed to score less than ten points (which occurred in the 2006 game, when the Texas A&M Aggies lost 45-10 to the California Golden Bears) and only 1/3 of the games have had a team even score less than twenty points. The 1984 game is well-known for it being the culmination of BYU's championship season, the last championship not won by a member of the current BCS alliance. The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ...

See Poinsettia Bowl

On December 22, 2005, a second bowl game came to San Diego when the inaugural San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl was played at Qualcomm, with Navy beating Colorado State. The Poinsettia Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that was created in 2005. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... Colorado State University is a public institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ...


Soccer

QUALCOMM stadium has been a venue for many international soccer matches. The stadium has hosted FIFA tournaments, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the U.S. Cup (an international invitational), as well as many international friendly matches involving the Mexican National Team.[3] The most recent international friendly at Qualcomm set an all-time attendance record for the sport in the region. The match between Mexico and Venezuela which was held on 28 February 2007 drew 63,328 spectators, and people were turned away at the door.[4] This article is about an international football organization. ... CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the continent-wide governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. ... The U.S. Cup (also known as USA Cup and United States Cup) was a soccer cup held annually in the United States. ... First international  Guatemala 2-3 Mexico (Guatemala, Guatemala; 1 January 1923) Biggest win Mexico 13-0 Bahamas  (Toluca, Mexico; Apr 28, 1987) Biggest defeat  England 8-0 Mexico (London,England; May 10, 1961) World Cup Appearances 13 (First in 1930) Best result Quarterfinals, 1970, 1986 CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup Appearances... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League played at the stadium from 1978 to 1983. The San Diego Sockers is a name that has been used by two different soccer teams // Original Team The San Diego Sockers were one of the most successful indoor soccer teams in the sports short history. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Other uses

The stadium being used as an evacuation center during California wildfires of October 2007.
The stadium being used as an evacuation center during California wildfires of October 2007.

Jehovah's Witnesses usually host their District Conventions here, where thousands attend. Billy Graham has also held a few reunions here. Many concerts, BMX Motocross and monster truck events have been held in the stadium as well. Also, CIF San Diego Section Finals for high school football are held at QUALCOMM Stadium. During the Cedar Fire in October 2003 and California wildfires of October 2007, the stadium served as an evacuation site for those living in affected areas. Similar to the Texas Astro Dome in Hurricane Katrina to Also American Idol Season 7 held auditions there in July of 2007. A total of 30 people who auditioned there made it to the next round. Another event hosted is the Final of the NPPL which upon the NFL schedule of the San Diego Chargers. ESPN is also having their inaugural Moto X World Championships in April of 2008. The California wildfires of October 2007 are a series of wildfires that began burning across Southern California on October 20. ... For other persons named Billy Graham, see Billy Graham (disambiguation). ... The California Interscholastic Federation (abbreviated CIF) is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Smoke from the fires drift toward Arizona and Nevada after the wind shifted on October 29 Southbound on Interstate 5 near Pacific Beach on the first morning of the fire. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for October, 2003. ... The California wildfires of October 2007 are a series of wildfires that began burning across Southern California on October 20. ... The seventh season of American Idol will premiere in January 2008. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The National Professional Paintbal League (NPPL) is the highest form of pro paintball in the world. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


The future

Main article: New Chargers Stadium

With the departure of the Padres following the 2003 season and even beforehand, there has been much talk of replacing the increasingly obsolete (by NFL standards) stadium with a more modern, football-only one. There have been many problems with this project, the most obvious one being the city's inability to fund such a stadium.[5] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The team and city have both attempted to bring business partners in on the proposed $800 million project, which would be located in the parking lot of the current stadium and include upgrades to the area and infrastructure, but all efforts have failed so far. The Chargers have a clause in their contract saying that if they can pay off all debts to the city and county for the upgrades to the current stadium by 2007, then the team can pull out of its lease in 2008.


As the 2006-2007 football season comes to a close, the plan still remains in limbo, and the team's future remains uncertain, and a return to the Chargers' original home of Los Angeles is a possibility. However there have been talks with National City, Chula Vista, and Oceanside, all cities in San Diego County, to build a new stadium at their cities as a plan to keep the Chargers in San Diego County, but even that remains uncertain. National City pulled out of contention in early 2007 citing numerous difficulties. National City is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ... Chula Vista is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Oceanside is the third largest city in San Diego County, California. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ...


Coordinates: 32°46′59.22″N, 117°7′10.29″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


References

  1. ^ San Diego City Council Minutes, 31 March 1997
  2. ^ "Newsroom Role Getting a Tough Test," October 2001
  3. ^ El Tri in San Diego 27 Feb 2007[1]
  4. ^ Tres goals for El Tri Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 March 2007. [2]
  5. ^ "San Diego mayor says city can't afford new Chargers stadium," 21 April 2006.

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Major league affiliations National League (Since 1969) Western Division (Since 1969) 2007 Uniform Location PETCO Park (Since 2004) San Diego, California (Since 1969) 2007 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Local Television Local Radio The San Diego Padres 2007 season will be the Padres attempt to win a 3rd consecutive NL... Location PETCO Park (Since 2004) San Diego, California (Since 1969) 2008 Information Owner(s) John Moores Manager(s) Bud Black Local television 4SD Cablemas (Spanish) Local radio XX Sports Radio XEMO-AM (Spanish) // April May June July August September 2008 San Diego Padres season at Baseball Reference 2008 MLB season... League Pacific Coast League Division Pacific Conference, Northern Division Year founded 1903 Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark PGE Park Previous home ballparks City Portland, Oregon Current uniform colors black, red, gold Previous uniform colors Logo design Script P on cap; winking beaver wearing Portland cap, alternate Division... Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Texas League South Division Major League affiliations San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers (1968-2000) Seattle Mariners (2001-2006) Name San Antonio Missions (1968-1976), (1988-present) San Antonio Dodgers (1977-1987) Ballpark Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium Minor League titles League titles 1897... League California League Division South Division Year founded 1994 Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark The Diamond in Lake Elsinore Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Lake Elsinore, California Current uniform colors black, red Previous uniform colors navy blue, red Logo design Two scowling, angry eyes with red... League Midwest League Division Eastern Division Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Memorial Stadium Previous home ballparks City Fort Wayne, Indiana Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles Manager Doug Dascenzo Owner The Fort Wayne Wizards are a Class A... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 1955 (1974 as current version in NWL) Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Civic Stadium Previous home ballparks Bethel Park City Eugene, Oregon Current uniform colors white, metallic gold, emerald green, navy blue Previous uniform colors red, white and blue; green... The Peoria Padres (also known as the AZL Padres for clarity) are the rookie-level team of the San Diego Padres in the Arizona Rookie League. ...

 
 

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