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NFL Stadium Rankings: San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers
Qualcomm Stadium|Capacity: 71,294|Opened: 1967
OVERALL RANK
19
Qualcomm Stadium
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Category Rank (1-32)
26
Affordability & Food
How would you describe the affordability of a trip to your hometown stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
13.4% 21.4% 47.8% 12.5% 4.9%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 NFL Rank NFL Average Ticket
$81.39 10.5% 26th $72.20
How would you rate the quality of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
7.6% 17.9% 49.3% 17.9% 7.2%
How would you rate the affordability of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
19.7% 28.7% 43% 6.3% 2.2%
Category Rank (1-32)
12
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3.1% 4.9% 26% 32.3% 33.6%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
0-1 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5+ hours
26% 23.3% 26.9% 17.5% 6.3%
Category Rank (1-32)
9
Team Quality
How would you rate the year-to-year quality of the home team's on-field performance?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.9% 5% 18% 49.1% 27%
Which player on your team is most worth paying to watch?
LaDainian Tomlinson Philip Rivers Antonio Gates Antonio Cromartie Shawne Merriman
68.6% 12.3% 4.1% 4.1% 2.7%
LaDainian Tomlinson
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Category Rank (1-32)
21
Stadium Atmosphere
How would you rate the Fan IQ of the home crowd?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
7.2% 13.6% 33% 30.3% 15.8%
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.5% 13.4% 33.9% 31.7% 12.5%
What is the worst incident you have witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself at the ballpark?
  • "I avoid that by never going to the Raiders games. Basically, Raiders fans should all be either turned away or arrested, maybe both."
  • "Every year the 'Raider Nation' shows up and as a group act like a---s. My whole family has season tickets and my mom and some of our friends don't bother to show up because of how most (definitely not all of them) act."
  • "We play the Raiders every year ... take your pick of any violent incident possible."
  • "A Raiders fan was caught on tape stabbing a Chargers fan once at the stadium. After that, they no longer sold single-game tickets to home games against the Raiders. Yeah, I still don't go to those."
What is your favorite memory from a game at the stadium?
  • "I was sitting in Section 19 against the Broncos, Dec. 10, 2006, to watch LT make history and score his record-breaking touchdown right in front of me."
  • "Doug Flutie scrambling for a touchdown to beat the Bills in his first game against the Bills after they kicked him to the curb was a memory I won't forget."
  • "The day the Chargers won the AFC Championship in Pittsburgh and flew home late that night, to be met by thousands of absolutely elated fans. There was just so much joy and camaraderie and strangers hugging and laughing."
Category Rank (1-32)
21
Accessibility
How would you rate the traffic to and from the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
21.4% 28.6% 36.2% 9.8% 4%
How would you rate the availability and cost of parking at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
20% 24.1% 39.1% 12.7% 4.1%
How would you rate the public transportation options?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
6.8% 9.9% 22.1% 38.7% 22.5%
 
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