Important info for Sunday night’s Chargers-Raiders game

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Jun 20, 2005
Chula Vista, CA

The San Diego Chargers want fans attending Sunday night’s nationally-televised game against the Oakland Raiders to be aware of several key points of information. Notably, the Chargers-Raiders rivalry annually draws one of the team’s largest crowds. The Chargers want to remind fans to give themselves plenty of time to get TO the stadium as well as get INTO the stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Key information for fans attending Sunday night’s game:

* The parking lot will not open until 10 am and is expected to be full by 3:30 pm.
* Fans will be expected to show game tickets to enter the parking lot.
* Fans should arrive early and carpool or take the Trolley or bus (
* If driving, avoid Interstate 15 south. Use I-8 to Qualcomm Wayor SR-163 to Friars Rd. east
* For fans coming from Orangeand Los Angeles Counties, take the Amtrak Surfliner (
* Get to the turnstiles NO LATER than 4:30 pm in preparation for “pat-down” search procedures
* At the gates, all tickets are now scanned to ease entry and deter counterfeit tickets
* Fans will find the most up-to-date game-day information at

Another key point specific to the Chargers-Raiders rivalry, all sales of alcohol will cease after halftime, and only one alcoholic beverage per person will be sold. Traditionally, sales continue through the third quarter.

In an effort to assure a safe and enjoyable game-day experience, all fans entering Qualcomm Stadium will be subject to a “pat-down” search. And in an effort to expedite entrance, tickets will be scanned through the use of bar-code scanning devices. The process will also deter counterfeit tickets from entering the stadium.

The Chargers also are urging fans to take the Chargers Express Bus or the Trolley to the stadium. The best and most under-utilized way to get to the stadium and avoid traffic is by riding the Chargers Express Bus. There are five pick-up locations:

* Kearny Mesa Traffic Court (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. eastof 163).
* GovernorDrive & I-805 Park & Ride
* Spring St. Trolley Station (La Mesa, Spring Hwy. 94)
* MiraMesaPark& Ride
* PlazaBonitaShopping Center(in National City)

Chargers Express Bus fare is $8 round-trip and $5 one-way. Bus service to the stadium begins two hours before game time and buses will return fans to their cars 20 minutes after the game ends.

The San Diego Trolley is now the number-one mode of transportation to the stadium. Now fans can ride the Trolley on the enhanced Green Line between OldTownand Santeebefore and after all games. Charger fans will have increased options along the Green Line from the East County, including the El Cajon Transit Center (Main St. at Marshall); Grossmont Transit Center (8601 Fletcher Parkway at Grossmont Center Dr.) and Grantville (I-8 at Mission Gorge). Fans can also pick up the Trolley at HazardCenter(parking is free on HazardCenter’s lower level, corner of Friars Road and Frazee), the OldTown Transit Center (Pacific Highwayat Taylor Street) and PetcoPark. The Green Line begins running three hours before kickoff. Round trip tickets range from $3-6.

And the Budweiser Power Party located in Section H2 is the perfect tailgate opportunity for fans arriving early on the Trolley. The Power Party kicks off at 1:00 pm and features a giant Jumbotron screen and a variety of tailgate food and beverages.

North County residents can ride the North County Express BREEZE Bus. Buses depart from the Escondido and OceansideTransit Centers. North County Express Bus fare for adults is $10 round-trip and $5 one-way. Children 12 and under are $2 round-trip and $1 for a one-way fair. For more information, visit

Fans traveling from Los Angeles and OrangeCounty can ride the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to the Old Town Trolley Station and then ride the San Diego Trolley to the stadium. The last Surfliner leaves the Old Town station at 10 pm. For schedule and ticket information, contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit

For fans looking to avoid the congestion at the stadium, overflow parking will be available at the Pac Bell building (corner of Friars Roadand Northside Drive), the Mission Valley Marriott and the Town and Country Hotel. There is a $10 charge to park at the Pac Bell building. There is a $5 charge to park at the Mission Valley Marriott and the Town and Country.

Fans are reminded that tailgating is permitted in their parking space only. Police will issue citations to fans whose tailgate parties infringe on neighboring parking spaces.

The turnstile gates will open at 3:30 pm. Club seat and luxury suite ticket holders will be admitted beginning at 2:30 pm.

Fans will find the most up-to-date game-day information at