Centrally located in San Diego and well-serviced by highways and public transportation, you should have no trouble getting to Snapdragon Stadium with ease. Here are a few tips and details to make your commute even easier.
Where Is Snapdragon Stadium
Snapdragon Stadium is situated in the Mission Valley neighborhood of San Diego, which is located in the central part of the city. Mission Valley is bordered by the neighborhoods of Linda Vista to the north, Grantville to the east, and Mission Hills and Hillcrest to the south.
It is in a mix of commercial, residential, and recreational areas. It is known for its shopping centers, including Fashion Valley Mall and Mission Valley Mall, which offer a variety of retail options. Mission Valley is also home to several hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues, making it a popular destination for visitors.
Snapdragon Stadium Address
2101 Stadium Way, San Diego, CA 92108
Snapdragon Stadium is approximately 5 miles east of San Diego International Airport, also known as Lindbergh Field. The distance can be covered by car or taxi in about 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
The best route to Snapdragon Stadium, 2101 Stadium Way, San Diego, CA 92108:
- From the North: Take 15 South to Friars Road, Exit 7
- From the West: Take 8 East to Qualcomm Way. Exit 6A.
- From the South: Take 805 North, merge into 15 and exit Friars Road, Exit 7B
- From the East / SDSU: Take 8 West to 15 North and exit Friars Road, Exit 7B
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Snapdragon Entry Gates
There are five gates to enter Snapdragon Stadium.
Premium Lobby Entrance – West
Kaiser Permanente Gate – Northeast
Quidel Gate – East
Uber / LyftRideshare drop-offs and pick-ups are on Mission Village Drive, just north of Jacaranda Street / Gate 1.
Trolley to Snapdragon StadiumSan Diego’s green line provides direct Trolley Service to Snapdragon Stadium.
If you do need to drive, consider taking advantage of the many trolley park and ride lots throughout San Diego.
CoasterTake the Coaster to Snapdragon Stadium! The Coaster chugs reliably down the Southern California coast and will get you as close as Old Town. From there, take the Trolley (Green Line) a few stops and you are ready to rock. Coming from further north? Hop on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner train (Website). What’s the difference? The Coaster is a local commuter train providing service between Oceanside and San Diego. The tickets are cheaper than Amtrak. In either case, check the schedule and make sure you have a plan in advance to get home.
Post-Game Traffic & GridlockTraffic exiting the parking lots into the Mission Valley area can be thick, especially after major, sold-out concerts and events. Out the main gate, too many cars spill through roads gated by traffic lights, including Ubers and Lyfts and pedestrians on foot. For SDSU Aztecs football games, this means be careful during the Tier 1 weekends (UCLA, Boise State). Do your best to plan ahead and be patient.
Tips To Avoid Traffic Jam
- Trolley, obviously
- Postgame tailgating, anyone?
- Instead of Friars Road, aim for Mission Village Drive to I-15 and I-805.
- Use the Southeast exit of the Orange Lot to Rancho Mission Road.
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