Torero Stadium, celebrating its 42nd anniversary, is the home of the University of San Diego football and soccer programs. 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 more than $3.5 million dollars spent to enlarge the seating areas and add spectator comforts. Torero Stadium capacity is now 6,000 for Pioneer Football League action, as well as West Coast Conference soccer play. Capacity will be increased to 8,000 for the 2012 Women’s College Cup with the addition of temporary bleachers to the west end of the stadium.
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 “Bullseye” Bermuda grass, with soccer dimensions measuring 118 yards x 72 yards, with football conforming to NCAA regulations.
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
• From the North: Use I-5 South, exit Sea World Dr./Tecolote Rd. and proceed left at stoplight toward Morena Blvd. Turn right on Morena, left on Napa, and left on Linda Vista Rd. Travel to the second stoplight to USD’s east entrance, turn left and enter campus.
• From the South (or the airport): Use I-5 North, exit Morena Blvd. (signs will say: Morena Blvd. use I-8 East) Stay to the right and follow the signs for Morena Blvd. Take the first right onto Linda Vista Rd. Travel to the third stoplight to USD’s east entrance, turn left and enter campus.
• From the East: Use I-8 West, exit at Morena Blvd., go right onto Linda Vista Rd. and travel to the third stoplight to USD’s east entrance, turn left and enter campus.