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Here are some important reminders for fans attending the game.
Get to the stadium EARLY! The parking lot will open at 9 a.m. and the stadium gates will open at 11:30 a.m. The parking lot is expected to fill and close early so carpool or use public transportation (Bus and Trolley).
The Chargers would like to remind fans to be careful when purchasing tickets from secondary and unofficial ticket sources. Tickets purchased from secondary sources often can be fraudulent or counterfeit tickets. Counterfeit tickets often look so real that fans don’t find the ticket has been duplicated or is counterfeit until they try to enter the stadium. Tickets to Sunday’s game were offered only by the Chargers as part of full or mini-season ticket plans through the Chargers ticket office. Fans still looking for tickets to the game are advised to visit NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster. NFL Ticket Exchange is the official ticket marketplace of the NFL and San Diego Chargers and all tickets listed are authentic and guaranteed. Visit www.NFL.com/TicketExchange for more information.
Expanded pat-downs will be in effect at the stadium gates. To expedite the process for fans bringing items into the stadium, the Chargers strongly suggest that all items be clearly visible; that fans use clear or see-through bags to carry items in, and avoid carrying backpacks or large bags with lots of pockets that need to be opened and inspected.
San Diego Trolley schedules and fares are available at www.sdmts.com. Other transportation information:the Sports Fan Express bus (tickets and information at www.goboltsbus.com), the Go Chargers North County Express Coach (tickets and information at www.seatplanners.com), the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner (www.amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL) and the COASTER (ticket and schedule information available at www.GoNCTD.com).
Due to weekend rail construction Amtrak riders will be affected. Please note that motorcoach service will be provided to passengers traveling between Irvine and San Diego. Services will be limited so plan ahead. Rider information: 1-800-USA-RAIL or www.amtrak.com
Fans with pre-purchased parking permits will be able to enter the parking lot beginning at 8 a.m. Once the parking lot reaches capacity, overflow parking will be available at the Mission City Corporate Center, San Diego State University, the Mission Valley Marriott Hotel and the Town and Country Hotel. Overflow lots vary in price.
For fans that arrive early, The Bud Light Chargers Power Party is one tailgate party you won’t want to miss. It’s easy to find (located in LOT E2/F2) and is a hot spot for all Chargers Fans. Watch early game action on the JumboTron screens or any TV in the sports bar area, enjoy delicious concessions and ice cold Bud Light. You can also get an autograph and your picture taken with members of the Hottest Dance Team in the NFL, the Charger Girls. The Power Party is the perfect place to meet up with friends. See you at the Bud Light Chargers Power Party at every regular season home game!
For fans driving to the game: tailgating is allowed only in your own parking space. Police will issue citations to fans whose tailgate parties infringe on neighboring parking spaces or parties which block sidewalk and pedestrian areas. Glass bottles are not allowed in the parking lot.
Fans can follow @chargersgameday on Twitter for traffic, trolley and parking lot updates from the stadium.
Per San Diego Municipal Code, Qualcomm Stadium is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is prohibited inside all areas of Qualcomm Stadium. Fans who continue to smoke inside the stadium will be subject to ejection.