Holiday Bowl. One of college football's most-watched playoff games takes place in Qualcomm Stadium around the end of December. 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA, 92108. 619/283–5808. www.holidaybowl.com.
San Diego Chargers. Part of the NFL's West division, the offensive-minded San Diego–based Chargers play their home games at Qualcomm Stadium. Particularly intense are the Chargers' games with AFC West rivals the Oakland Raiders. The team began in 1960, with its first season in L.A. but then in San Diego since 1961. Its iconic lightning bolt has stayed with the team and uniforms through the decades. 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, 92108. 858/874–4500 Charger Park; 877/242–7437 season tickets. www.chargers.com.