Fans Encouraged to Arrive Early, Consider Riding Trolley

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With 14,000 spaces for 66,000 seats at Qualcomm Stadium, the parking lot is expected to be full one to two hours before Thursday’s San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Fans planning to drive to the game are urged to carpool and arrive at least two hours before the 5 p.m. kickoff. The parking lot opens at 11 a.m.

The sixth annual game features the Navy Midshipmen and San Diego State Aztecs. More than 50,000 fans are expected to attend.

The following areas also can be used for event parking, and will serve as overflow lots in the event the Qualcomm Stadium lot fills up:

San Diego State University: From I-8, exit College Avenue and go south. Paid visitor parking is available in designated campus lots. Parking rates vary by location. Take the San Diego Trolley from the SDSU Transit Center to access the Stadium.

Mission City Corporate Center (2365 Northside Drive, adjacent to the stadium): Take Friars Road west to Northside Drive. Parking is $30.

Marriott Mission Valley: Take Friars Rd. and exit Qualcomm Way to Rio San Diego Dr. Parking is $15. Take the San Diego Trolley to access the Stadium from the Rio Vista Station.

Town and Country Hotel: Continue on Friars Rd. West past Fashion Valley Mall and exit Fashion Valley Rd. Parking is $15. Take the San Diego Trolley from the Fashion Valley Station to access the Stadium.

Fans are also asked to consider taking the San Diego Trolley to the game. Beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m., special enhanced Green Line service will operate between the Convention Center area and Santee, operating through Old Town, Mission Valley, and Qualcomm Stadium. Trains will depart every 15-minutes from the Convention Center area, and every 8 minutes from Mission Valley to the stadium, and every 8 minutes from San Diego State University to the stadium until game time.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling TicketMaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting

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