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Address: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-4919 (Formerly San Diego Sports Arena)
Phone Number: (619) 224-4171
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Older Arena but kept in decent shape

Saw the Gulls game last night. Good game but they lost. Boo hoo. Anyhow, as for the arena. Getting there by car is pretty easy. Not sure about public transportation, and I sure... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lodi, California

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Lodi, California
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215 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw the Gulls game last night. Good game but they lost. Boo hoo. Anyhow, as for the arena. Getting there by car is pretty easy. Not sure about public transportation, and I sure has heck wouldn't walk there. The "neighborhood" surrounding the arena is beyond eclectic (strip bars and massage parlors among other businesses). We parked on site. Expect to... More 

Thank LodiWineBob
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting into the parking lot was awful, but the traffic in the compound was well managed. Watched a Gulls game there, great fun, excellent value

Thank Elizabeth B
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is tough to get into and out of the parking lot as are most venues. The facilities are a little run down but for the most part clean. The men's room was made available to women by curtaining off the urinals and allowing use of the toilets. BTW: There was a line for the men's room!!!!! We were... More 

Thank Peggy H
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Madonna's concert and I liked the VIP area very much, the treatment was OK, I actually thought that we were going to be treated in a better way due to the amount of money that we paid for the VIP packages. It was organized, the buffet was good. I dislike the bathrooms, they were a bit dirty.... More 

Thank Brandon M
los angeles
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266 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Garth Brooks in concert this weekend. The staff was friendly but this place is clearly outdated. We had good seats because it's a pretty small venue but the sound wasn't great. The prices for sodas and such was pretty comparable and the seats were comfortable. I'd recommend staying at a nearby hotel to avoid paying for parking.

Thank amanda42
San Diego, California
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is s run down, rat trap of an arena. Built in the late 60s, everything is bad. Design, flow, bathrooms, seats. You don't have a choice, though as this is where most concerts play. Embarrassed for San Diego

Thank ConVivo
Carson City, Nevada
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I was part of a group of five who attended the LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors pre-season game at Valley View Casino Center on October 17. Part way through the third quarter it was announced that the game was being canceled due to the condition of the floor. There was ice under the basketball court for the San Diego... More 

Thank NVgirlUK
Covina, California
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177 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

some of the reviews here are misplaced, as reviewers have confused this with the Valley View casino/hotel, which is much farther north. Anyway, we saw Sam Smith here and had a great time. Traffic was a pain, naturally, but the $20 parking is well organized and directed. Helpful staff. They could use better air conditioning inside, but the seats are... More 

Thank caltravelgal
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The show was incredible and the venue sounded great and the service and guest services were on top of it. And the Stella Lounge is incredible.

Thank Ernie H
Irvine, California
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I came here for the Ed Sheeran concert in June 2015. Living in Orange County, I had the option of coming down to SD or driving north to the Hollywood Bowl. Having attended a concert at the Bowl before, I opted for this venue to avoid dealing with Hollywood Blvd and the $30-$40 parking fees you inevitably pay in the... More 

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