Navy in San DiegoCommunity
Sporting and Event Venues
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Twenty miles north of San Diego is the Del Mar Fairgrounds and its nearby equestrian facility, the Horsepark. The fairgrounds and Horsepark host nearly 350 events each year. They include the Del Mar National Horse Show in April, the San Diego County Fair in June and July, annual live horse racing meets July through September, the Scream Zone in October, the Holiday of Lights in December and Surfside Race Place year-round, as well as equestrian and other animal shows, concerts, craft shows, home shows, and other social and consumer events. Visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com for more information.
Petco Park is the home of the San Diego Padres. Spectacular in every way, the park combines the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, sky, natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region. Innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget. Visit www.petcoparkevents.com for more information.
SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley officially opened in 1967 as San Diego Stadium. It was later renamed Jack Murphy Stadium, after the late sports editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Formerly the home of the NFL’s Chargers — who moved to Los Angeles in 2017 — the stadium is still home to San Diego State University Aztecs’ collegiate football. The facility is also the host of specialty events, rock concerts and swap meets. Visit www.sandiego.gov/stadium for more information.
San Diego Convention Center
The rejuvenated jewel of the downtown area, this 2.6 million-square-foot facility overlooks San Diego Bay and is the host to numerous events that are open to the public. It is the site of everything from Comic-Con to international auto shows. Visit www.visitsandiego.org for more information.
At the Aztec Bowl on the San Diego State University campus, this 12,000-seat arena is an exciting venue for sporting events, stage shows, concerts, family entertainment, exhibitions and conferences. Guests enjoy a facility with impeccable acoustics and sight lines, making every seat in the house a great seat. Visit www.as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena for more information.