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The Best Sports Arenas & Stadiums in San Diego

a large city sports stadium

With its great weather and major attractions, San Diego is known worldwide as one of the best tourist destinations! Along with the endless activities San Diego has to offer, they are also home to many beautiful sports arenas and stadiums.

a large city sports stadium

Here’s our list for the top 5 stadiums & arenas in San Diego (in no particular order):

  1. Petco Park
  2. Carol B. Land Stadium
  3. Viejas Arean
  4. Torero Stadium
  5. Pechanga Arena

1. Petco Park

a view of a city from petco park

One of the most architecturally stunning stadiums in the U.S is the famous Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres! This sports arena is located in the heart of downtown San Diego, it’s within walking distance of seaport village, the convention center, and the waterfront park. Plus, it is surrounded by many delicious restaurants and fun bars for you and your friends to enjoy! This stadium was completed in 2004 and seats 42,000 fans in a unique seating bowl design. If you would like to check out this stadium, head to San Diego’s Go Car Tours where you can take a 2-hour tour of Downtown and Balboa Park in a talking GPS navigated gocar. During the tour, you will get up close to Petco Park and learn some fun facts about the stadium!

2. Carol B. Land Stadium

baseball stadium near ocean

Located on the seaside cliffs of Point Loma is Carol B. Land Stadium which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is known as “America’s Most Scenic Ballpark”. You can find this stadium on the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University. Not only is this stadium perfect for baseball games and tournaments but it would also be a great venue for corporate team-building events! If you would like to hold a group event at this beautiful facility, contact Go Team Adventures and they can create a custom team building activity for your group to enjoy!

3. Viejas Arean

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Located on San Diego State’s campus is the Viejas arena that is a popular entertainment venue that has been host to many major artists, including Lady Gaga, Van Helin, and Foo Fighters! Not only are many concerts held here but this premier on-campus indoor arena is home to San Diego State’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, the Aztecs. Opened in 1997, this facility features a unique open-air concourse design that allows fans to enjoy San Diego’s excellent climate. They hold many different events and activities every week for everyone to enjoy!

4. Torero Stadium

a group of people playing football on a field

Built in 1961 is Torero Stadium, home of the University of San Diego’s football and soccer programs. This beautiful stadium has undergone two phases of renovation to host the WUSA San Diego Spirit and $3.5 million was spent to enlarge the seating areas. This arena has hosted many major league soccer games and the New England Patriots even used it to practice before playing the San Diego Chargers in 2014! You can rent an electric scooter from GoCar tours and take a GPS self-navigated tour and stop by Torero Stadium along the way!

5. Pechanga Arena

 

a group of people jumping at a concert

No matter what night of the week it is, chances are, something is happening at the Pechanga Arena. This arena is San Diego’s leading destination for sporting events, family shows, and live entertainment! Home to San Diego’s hockey team is the Gulls which have been playing at this arena for over 50 years! In addition to being one of the greatest hockey arenas, the Pechanga Arena has hosted many live concerts, including Queen, Elvis, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, and many more. If you’re planning a trip to San Diego, be sure to look at what events are taking place at this arena so you can plan a fun night with friends or family! Check out GoCar’s Point Loma tour and you’ll get to drive by this arena and see what all the buzz is about!