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
University of San Diego Toreros soccer (NCAA WCC) (1961-present)
University of San Diego Toreros football (NCAA) (1961-present)

The Torero Stadium is a 6,000-seat stadium in San Diego, California, that is primarily used for soccer and American football. It was built in 1961. It is home to the University of San Diego football and soccer teams.

The stadium, which underwent two phases of renovation, is perfect for an exciting athletic atmosphere inside its cozy confines. These recent renovations were completed to host the WUSA San Diego Spirit, with over $3.5 million spent to enlarge the seating areas and add spectator comforts. Torero stadium capacity is now 5,500 for Pioneer Football League action, as well as West Coast Conference Soccer play.

The South stands feature approximately 1,100 seats with press box facilities. The stands behind the East end seat approximately 1,900 fans after Phase Two of renovation. The existing North stands, which hold about 3,000 fans, remained as they were. The South stands feature bleacher seats with backs for increased spectator comfort. The East and North stands are all bleacher seating.

In 2001, the installation of the upgraded lighting system took place, giving Torero ample illumination for the numerous night events that take place at the stadium. The final steps included the paving of the pedestrian walkway that curves around three-quarters of the stadium, and the installation of a new state-of-the-art sound system. The final piece of the renovations was a Daktronics video board that plays movie clips, replays, as well as scoreboard information.

The playing surface is "Bandera" Bermuda grass, with soccer dimensions measuring 118 yards x 72 yards, with football conforming to NCAA regulations. Since 2002, the venue has hosted The First 4 men's college lacrosse invitational, the 2012 Women's Soccer National Championship [1], and from December 1–6, 2014 rather than practice in cold Foxboro, MA 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.


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