Jack Murphy Stadium, The Murph, Qualcomm Stadium, The Q. Whatever name you know it by, San Diego Stadium was the home of Chargers football for almost 50 years and holds a place in many Charger fans’ hearts.
The Chargers moved to Los Angeles at the end of the 2016 NFL season and the stadium was renamed to San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Stadium with Qualcomm’s naming rights deal ending in 2017.
With an aging stadium and its only professional tenant leaving, it seemed inevitable that SDCCU Stadium’s days were numbered. Then in 2019, San Diego State (Who was the stadium’s only remaining tenant) announced their plans to build a new 35,000 seat stadium to be built on the same site of San Diego Stadium in Mission Valley.
With Aztec Stadium opening in September 2022, demolition began on SDCCU Stadium in 2020. Due to California’s environmental laws, the stadium could not be imploded all at once. Because of this, the stadium was torn down piece by piece.
With the sad images of the stadium slowly getting torn apart over the past few months, It’s a good thing to remember the happy times that took place there. So I’ve decided to count down the best Chargers moments to happen in this iconic stadium.