The Chargers abruptly moving to LA angered a lot of San Diegans. It's going to be turned into an SDSU campus, I think.
There's another landmark coming down on the coast. The old Encina Power Plant in Carlsbad. The smoke stack is slowly coming down.
> The old Encina Power Plant in Carlsbad. The smoke stack is slowly coming down.
What an incredible pic! (The first one.)
Curious what they plugged that TV into and how they got the game to show on there...
Thanks for sharing. As a fellow San Diegan that has since moved abroad, it's nice to mourn the loss of this stadium in some way
Three of my four happy memories were from there.
Those apartments in the back had the creepiest vibe. Always silent and empty. I was the only kid I ever saw there in 98.
Woah, they demolished it? I swear I was there only a couple of years ago. Is SDSU gonna get a campus stadium now?
Yes. The city sold it to SDSU and SDSU turned around and partnered with privet developers to build rental housing and commercial housing to fund and build a much smaller stadium for their own use. In all actuality the city should have just done the same thing and rented the new stadium to SDSU. Either way SDSU is going to make a shit ton of money off the city’s lack of foresight.
I attended Padre’s games there in the late 80s. So sad. Thanks for sharing.
I did attend padre’s games thither in the late 80s. So depress'd. Grant you mercy f'r sharing
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I’ve heard this was taken during the 1992 All Star Game
Lived in SD, for 11 years from 99 to 10 when most people knew it as Qualcomm Stadium or the Q. I had know idea they recently demolished it. Makes me kinda sad. Lot of memories there. Not seeing it when you're driving down the 8 has to be pretty strange now.
At first I thought this was a reference to Impractical Jokers (Murph and Q are two of their nicknames).
I did too! Isn't it Murr though?
I’m just here to honor Qualcom
That’s Jack Murphy to you Sir!!!
Was it built to resemble The Colosseum?
It was one of the last of that brutalist style around so maybe.
Gonna miss it. Had fun there with my family as a kid.
gotta make was for more shoddy condos.
Why was it demolished?
No sports team to support its use, land was sold to the local state college to develop a smaller stadium with some rental properties being built as well.
Cromwell Ct - my dad grew up on that street overlooking the stadium and the view of the valley used to be sheep’s and cows! In my life - the firework shows from the stadium were just incredible from up there.
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