The San Diego Chargers urged fans to arrive early for today’s sold-out game against the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium.
The stadium parking lot will open at 8 a.m. for fans with pre-purchased parking permits and 9 a.m. for the general public. Stadium gates will open at 11:30 a.m. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.
The parking lot is expected to fill and close early, so carpooling or using public transportation is suggested.
Overflow parking will be available at Mission City Corporate Center, San Diego State University, the Mission Valley Marriott Hotel and the Town and Country Hotel.
For traffic, trolley and parking lot updates from the stadium, fans can follow chargersgameday on Twitter.
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.
Today’s game marks the start of sales of cupcakes, funnel cakes and sushi at Qualcomm Stadium for Charger games.