Memorable Moments

1967 August San Diego Stadium opened
Cost = $27.5 Million
53,000 seats
Construction took 20 months
August 20 First Charger Football Game: Detroit 38 / Chargers 17
September 15 First SDSU Aztec Football Game: SDSU 16 / Tennessee State 8
1969 April 8 First Padres Baseball Game: Padres 2 / Houston 1
Attendance = 23,370
September 22 Willie Mays hit his 600th home run
1974   Ray Kroc prevented the Padres move to Washington, DC by purchasing the team
1977 August 29 Lou Brock stole his 892nd base to tie Ty Cobb's record
1978 July 11 MLB All-Star Game: National League 7 / American League 3
1978 December 22 First Holiday Bowl Game: Navy 23 / BYU 16
1981 October 7 Rolling Stones in Concert
1982   January Renamed to San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium in honor of sports columnist Jack Murphy
1984   Expanded to 61,000 Seats and 50 skyboxes constructed
Cost = $9.1 Million
  World Series: Tigers 4 / Padres 1
December 21 Holiday Bowl: BYU wins National Championship with a 24-17 win over Michigan
1986 December 30 Holiday Bowl: Iowa 39 / SDSU 38 Aztecs set post season attendance record of 59,473
1988 January 31 Super Bowl XXII: Washington 42 / Denver 10
1989 August 22 The Who in Concert
1992 July 14 MLB All-Star Game: American League 13 / National League 6
1993 September 30 Guns n' Roses in Concert
Nov. 10 U2 in Concert
1994 April 14 Pink Floyd in Concert
June 4 Eagles in Concert
October 17 Rolling Stones in Concert
  SD Chargers are AFC Champions
1995 March 22 Elton John and Billy Joel in Concert
1996 July 12/13 Promise Keepers
1997   Expanded to 71,500 seats
Built Club Level; Increased Suites to 113
Added the West Videoboard; Charger Practice Facility.
Cost - $78.0 M
April 28 U2 in Concert
November 18 Renamed to QUALCOMM Stadium
1998 January 25 Super Bowl XXXII: Denver 31 / Green Bay 24
February 3 Rolling Stones in Concert
  World Series: Yankees 4 / Padres 0
2001 July 16 NSYNC concert
2003 January 26 Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay 48 / Oakland 21
2003 May 8-11 Billy Graham Crusade
2004 September 4 SDSU 38 / Idaho State 21 Aztecs set regular season attendance record of 57,216
2005 January 8 NFL Playoff Jets / Chargers
October 10 Monday Night Football Steelers 24 / Chargers 22 Chargers set attendance record of 68,537
December 22 Inaugural Poinsettia Bowl: Navy 51/ Colorado State 30