Stadium station (San Diego)

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Stadium
San Diego Trolley station
SDSU Stadium station 2019.jpg
Stadium station in 2019
Location9449 Friars Road
San Diego, California 92108
Coordinates32°46′51.52″N 117°7′8.67″W / 32.7809778°N 117.1190750°W / 32.7809778; -117.1190750Coordinates: 32°46′51.52″N 117°7′8.67″W / 32.7809778°N 117.1190750°W / 32.7809778; -117.1190750
PlatformsSide platform, Island platform
Construction
Parking5,000–17,000 "Park and Ride" lot spaces, except for major stadium event days
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedNovember 1997
ClosedNovember 1, 2020 (temporarily, for construction)
Rebuilt2005, 2022 (under construction)
Previous namesQualcomm Stadium
Services
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line
Location

Stadium station is a temporarily closed San Diego Trolley stop on the Green Line. The elevated station has an island platform as well as side platforms. It is located in the under construction San Diego State University Mission Valley campus. It was originally built in the parking lot of the former SDCCU Stadium. When the stadium was in operation the station was frequently used during major stadium event days. The large parking lots around the former stadium served as a massive park and ride facility. Previously known as the Qualcomm Stadium station, it was renamed after Qualcomm's naming rights to the stadium expired in June 2017. The area around the station is undergoing re-development into part of San Diego State University's campus and Aztec Stadium for the San Diego State Aztecs football team.

Prior to July 2005, this station was served by the Blue Line until service between Old Town Transit Center and Mission San Diego was replaced by the Green Line upon its introduction in conjunction with the opening of the Mission Valley East extension.[1] The station was closed on November 1, 2020 for 2 years until the new SDSU Aztec Stadium opens in 2022.[2]

Station layout[edit]

There are two tracks, each served by a side platform and a shared island platform. East of the station is a siding for trains short-turning back to Downtown.

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2 San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Fenton Parkway)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Track 1 San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward Santee Town Center (Mission San Diego)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTS Historical Timeline". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Mark Saunders (October 30, 2020). "Mission Valley stadium trolley stop to close for two years as new stadium is built". KGTV. Retrieved 2021-04-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
SDCCU Stadium. The trolley viaduct and station can be seen in the background behind the stadium.