San Diego is rated as one of the fifth largest cities in The United States and is situated in the populous state of California. This city is also the second largest city in the state with and estimated population of approximately 1,279,300 people according to the US Census Bureau. San Diego has a well rounded and diverse economy that comprises of agriculture, technology such as bio technology, computer sciences, biosciences and software development, telecommunication, defense and electronics manufacturing, financial services, business services, wireless research, ship construction and repair along with tourism.
San Diego also has as an active sports scene. Their professional football team goes by the name of the San Diego Chargers. This team is a part of the National Football League’s Western Division of the American Football Conference. This club was formed in 1960 and spent their first season in Los Angeles. They moved from Los Angeles to San Diego in 1961 and have been playing all their home games at the Qualcomm Stadium. This team has won several championships such as the AFL championships. They have also been amongst the few teams to who have managed to reach the AFL playoffs five times along with the AFL championships.
San Diego also has a Major League Baseball team called the San Diego Padres. This team was founded in the year 1969 and play in the National League Western Division. The San Diego Padres have gone on to win the National League title twice, but have however been unable to win the World Series. This team plays all its home games in Petco Park, the open air ball park located in downtown San Diego.
San Diego also has a very active collegiate sports scene. The collegiate sports team for the San Diego State University is called the San Diego State Aztecs. This team participates in a number of men’s and women’s sports and competes in the NCAA Division I competitions, primarily for football. The primary conference San Diego State Aztecs belong to is the Mountain West Conference. The state of San Diego has facilities for the sports of basketball, baseball, football, gymnastics, golf, association football, tennis, softball, track and field games, water polo, rowing, swimming diving along with women’s volleyball.
One of the most popular sports radio stations in San Diego is XX Sports radio 1090. This sports station covers all the sports news from the San Diego area, their primary reporting being that of the action between the Padre’s and the Chargers. The channel is on from five in the morning until late in the evening. The timings are mostly determined by the Padre season. This network also does consistent marketing and promotional activities to ensure that they maintain their standing in the market. Along with MLB, the XX Sports Radio 1090 A.M also covers sports stories from NBA, PGA and NFL.
San Diego has a number of stadiums that function as sports venues such as the Qualcomm Stadium, the Petco Park, the San Diego Sports Arena and the Torrey Pines Golf Course.