Torero Stadium

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Torero Stadium
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Location 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110
Coordinates 32°46′23″N 117°11′01″W / 32.7731°N 117.1837°W / 32.7731; -117.1837Coordinates: 32°46′23″N 117°11′01″W / 32.7731°N 117.1837°W / 32.7731; -117.1837
Owner University of San Diego
Operator University of San Diego
Capacity Soccer: 6,000
Field size 72 x 118 yds
Surface Grass
Broke ground 1961
Opened 1961
San Diego Toreros soccer (NCAA D-I) (1961–present)
San Diego Toreros football (NCAA D-I FCS) (1961–present)
San Diego Spirit (WUSA) (2001–2003)
San Diego United (NPSL) (2009)
San Diego Breakers (PRO) (2016–present)

Torero Stadium is a 6,000-seat stadium in San Diego, California. It was built in 1961. It is home to the University of San Diego football team, which plays in the NCAA Pioneer Football League, the University of San Diego soccer team, which plays in the NCAA West Coast Conference and the San Diego Breakers, playing in the PRO Rugby competition.

Former tenants and events[edit]

Torero has hosted Major League Soccer exhibition games for the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA.[1] The U.S. women’s national soccer team has also played friendlies at the stadium.[2] The WUSA San Diego Spirit women's soccer team played at Torero from 2001 to 2003. Torero hosted the 2012 women's college cup soccer tournament.[3]

Since 2002, the venue has hosted The First 4 men's college lacrosse invitational. The New England Patriots used the stadium as their practice facility for the week leading up to their game with the San Diego Chargers on December 7, 2014.

Facilities and renovations[edit]

The South stands feature approximately 1,100 bleacher seats with backs and with press box facilities. The East and North stands are all bleacher seating — the North stands hold about 3,000 fans and the stands behind the East end hold approximately 1,900. The playing surface is "Bandera" Bermuda grass, with soccer dimensions measuring 118 yards x 72 yards, with football conforming to NCAA regulations.

The stadium underwent two phases of renovation to host the WUSA San Diego Spirit. Over $3.5 million was spent to enlarge the seating areas and add spectator comforts.[citation needed] In 2001, the installation of the upgraded lighting system took place, giving Torero illumination for night events. The final steps included the paving of the pedestrian walkway that curves around three-quarters of the stadium and the installation of a new sound system and a video board and scoreboard.


Preceded by
KSU Soccer Stadium
Host of the Women's College Cup
Succeeded by
WakeMed Soccer Park