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“Awful place to watch a game”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Qualcomm Stadium

Qualcomm Stadium
Ranked #110 of 427 things to do in San Diego
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Awful place to watch a game”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

We attended the Holiday bowl that was held a Qualcomm. I can not find much nice to say about the stadium. The parking was designed by a mad man. To get in and out is a nightmare. Once exiting the place all of the streets are curved and winding so figuring out how to get back downtown had to be by map quest. There were no traffic controls to direct you once out of the parking lot.

The sight lines for the game we terrible. The place was designed for multi sports and it shows. We were far from the sidelines and at bad angles.

The food was ok for stadium fare but like all of these places today, the pricing was over the top.

I would not go back to this place for any reason.

Visited December 2013
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“traditional trip to the holliday bowl”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

About the only college football bowl game I attend since the rose bowl is out of my price range. This stadium hosts the annual holliday bowl between a pac-12 and big-12 team. If you attend this game the best bet is to park off stadium and make use of the red line trolley to get to the game. Its always a zoo getting out of that stadium after a game and at least the trolley runs extra trains for the game. I've always found the halftime show which involves fireworks a good show.

Visited December 2013
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Fallbrook, California
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“Old Stadium.....Bad Managemant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

On Sun Dec. 20th went to the Stadium for a NFL game. The problems started with getting to the stadium. We arrived 1.5 miles from the exit 1.5 hours before the game. They had zero people monitoring the freeway exit, so for an hour we watched people go right to the exit and cut-off all the people waiting. Then they have 3 lanes which merge into one. Again no monitoring, so after 30 minutes we arrived where we could turn into the stadium...not so fast. The lot was now full. We were informed to park at the top of the hill. After 15 more minutes looking for a space in a residential street and then 1.5 mile walk to the stadium we missed almost the entire first quarter.

The stadium itself is old. Not falling apart old, but no amenities old. The food was well below fast food standards. I am not expecting 5 star quality, but I would recommend you eat before you go.

Lastly, to exit the area was the same poor management as getting to the stadium, so after the 1.5 mile walk it still was 50 minutes just to get back on the freeway.

Visited December 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“2nd NFL Game”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Was my first time in Qualcomm and 2nd time to an NFL game. Was a great game here are the positives and negatives


- Was easy to get to via the rail line and quick getting out
- Didn't have a hard time finding food/drink/souvenirs
-seats were great although in the sun (my own fault)


-stadium is definitely showing it's age

all in all, if you ever get the experience of an nfl game, you will have a good time.

Visited December 2013
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“First NRL game.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Was our first time going to an NRL game. We were in the front seats of section 19 which gave us a good view of the field and score board plus the afternoon sun was to our right and slightly behind.
We bought popcorn and drinks from the walking sellers and would have bought corn dogs too but they never walked in front of our section and I couldn't wave the girl down as she was always walking away from us.
All the food and drinks are expensive (beers/pizza slice-$9 water-$5 popcorn/corn dogs-$6) but thats expected at the footy.
Security is good there and I was always seeing police officers also patrolling the areas.
Good first time experience and atmosphere watching the chargers beat the giants, would happily come back again!

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