Torero Stadium, first built in 1955, is the home of the University of San Diego football and soccer programs. The stadium, which underwent two phases of renovation, is perfect for an exciting athletic atmosphere inside its cozy confines.
These recent renovations were completed to host the WUSA San Diego Spirit, with over $3.5 million dollars spent to enlarge the seating areas and add spectator comforts. Torero stadium capacity is now 6,000 for Pioneer Football League action, as well as West Coast Conference Soccer play.
The South stands feature approximately 1,100 seats with press box facilities. The stands behind the East end seat approximately 1,900 fans after Phase Two of renovation. The existing North stands, which hold about 3,000 fans, remained as they were. The South stands feature bleacher seats with backs for increased spectator comfort. The East and North stands are all bleacher seating.
In 2001, the installation of the upgraded lighting system took place, giving Torero ample illumination for the numerous night events that take place at the stadium. The final steps included the paving of the pedestrian walkway that curves around three-quarters of the stadium, and the installation of a new state of the art sound system. The final piece of the renovations was a Daktronics video board that plays movie clips, replays, as well as scoreboard information.
In the summer of 2008, the stadium received a $250,000 field renovation, which included new Berma Sports turf and a new drainage system.
Then in the summer of 2012, Torero Stadium once again received a brand new playing service with Berma Sports Turf in preparation to hosting the 2012 Women's Soccer College Cup. In December of 2012, USD was the center of attention for the soccer world, as they hosted the semifinal and NCAA championship games in women's soccer, becoming the first WCC school to host an NCAA national championship on its own campus.