The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Chargers Game Day

Bolt Up at SoFi Stadium!

LA Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert throws a pass at SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert | Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports

Expectations are high this season for the Los Angeles Chargers: the team boasts a stacked roster on both sides of the ball; and quarterback Justin Herbert has been shortlisted for MVP by Sports Illustrated, ESPN and others after a historic first two seasons in the NFL.

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— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) May 13, 2022

The Bolts announced their 2022 schedule with an incredible anime video packed with NFL inside jokes and references to One Piece, Naruto and Attack on Titan.

Home games include AFC West rivals the Raiders, Broncos and Chiefs; and a New Year's Day matchup against the defending Super Bowl champions, the LA Rams.

Whether you're a lifelong football fan or a newbie, going to a Chargers game takes some planning in order to have the best experience. From parking and transportation to tailgating and concessions, read on for pro tips on attending an LA Chargers game.

For the latest stadium policies regarding COVID, visit the Chargers website.

Los Angeles Chargers SoFi Stadium videoboard
The Infinity Screen by Samsung at SoFi Stadium | Photo: Los Angeles Chargers, YouTube

SoFi Stadium

The Chargers play their home games at the $5 billion SoFi Stadium, the centerpiece of the 300-acre Hollywood Park complex in Inglewood. The state-of-the-art stadium is the largest in the NFL, as well as the first-ever indoor-outdoor stadium. The stadium also houses American Airlines Plaza and the YouTube Theater under the same roof canopy.

SoFi Stadium hosted Super Bowl LVI in 2022, and will host the College Football National Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028.

Los Angeles Chargers 2022 Schedule
Photo: Los Angeles Chargers

Home Schedule & Tickets

The Los Angeles Chargers start the 2022 season with a Kickoff Weekend game at SoFi Stadium on September 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders. In Week 5, the Bolts will host the division-rival Denver Broncos in a Monday Night Football matchup on October 17. The Chargers close out their home schedule with a Sunday Night Football game against the defending Super Bowl champions, the LA Rams on Jan. 1, 2023. The Bolts own a three-game home winning streak in the series and will be facing the Rams in prime time for the first time ever.

Tickets for all home games are now on sale, with options for single-game, groups and suite rentals. All tickets will be mobile-only. No screenshots, PDF printouts, or on-screen PDF tickets will be allowed. For more info on mobile ticketing, visit the Chargers website.

LA Chargers SoFi Stadium Parking Map 2022
SoFi Stadium Parking Map | Photo: Los Angeles Chargers

Parking & Transportation

On-site parking is sold out. For detailed info about parking at SoFi Stadium, visit the Chargers website.

  • All guests must have a valid parking pass to park in a designated Parking Zone.
  • Parking spaces are not pre-assigned unless otherwise posted. Guests will be directed to their parking location by stadium personnel. Reserving spaces is NOT permitted.
  • Parking lots will open four hours before kickoff and close one hour after the end of the game.

Following are off-site parking options, including rideshare services and public transportation.

The City of Inglewood and LAZ Parking have partnered to offer Inglewood Park & Go, a remote parking and shuttle service for games and other events at SoFi Stadium and the Hollywood Park area. Choose from seven locations: Inglewood (5), El Segundo (1), and Playa Vista (1). Shuttles pick up every 15 minutes, and return from the stadium every 15 minutes. Pre-book your parking spot at the Inglewood Park & Go website.

Off-site parking is available at the Kia Forum (3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood 90305). Lots will open 3 hours before kickoff. Tailgating is NOT permitted. Parking may be purchased in advance at the Kia Forum website, with gameday purchases pending availability. Kia Forum parking is not operated by the Los Angeles Rams.

The rideshare drop-off/pickup point is north of SoFi Stadium, on Kareem Court via Pincay Drive. Enter 3695 Pincay Dr, Inglewood, CA 90305 as the location when requesting rideshare services.

Rally offers affordable, luxury bus shuttles to SoFi Stadium from dozens of locations across greater Los Angeles. You can purchase a round-trip ticket from confirmed Rally Points or request new pickup spots. Food and drinks are permitted on board so you can start your game day during the ride. Rally buses typically arrive three hours before kickoff so there's plenty of time to tailgate with friends. Plus, enjoy on-board amenities such as wi-fi & charging ports, restroom, and comfortable bucket seats. Find your game and book a ride HERE or on the Rally app.

Download the Yellow Cab mobile app to plan taxi rides in advance. Use the Quick Code "SOFI" for pick-ups on Kareem Court north of the stadium.

Limited mobility carts are available for guests needing assistance in the Purple and Pink Zones. Once parking gates open, guests will be picked up near the ADA marked stalls in the Purple and Pink Zones and dropped off near Entry 10. At the end of the game, limited courtesy mobility carts will pick you up from the same drop off location to return to the ADA marked stalls in the Purple and Pink Zones.

Accessible parking is available to individuals with a valid parking pass on a first come, first served basis in all parking zones. The individual who was issued the accessible license plate or hang tag must be present.  For guests parking off-site, ADA drop-off and pick-up is available north of the stadium on Kareem Court in conjunction with rideshare services.

Metro C Line Shuttle to SoFi Stadium
C Line Shuttle to SoFi Stadium | Photo: Metro

Go Metro

Go Metro to SoFi Stadium by connecting to the SoFi Stadium Shuttle at the C Line (Green) Hawthorne/Lennox Station. The express shuttle will operate between the Hawthorne/Lennox Station and SoFi Stadium throughout the regular season.

  • Before the game: Shuttle service will run every 5-8 minutes roughly 3 hours before kick-off.
  • During the game: Shuttles will depart SoFi to the Metro C Line Hawthorne/Lennox Station as needed.
  • After the game: Shuttle service will run roughly 1.5 hours after each game.

The SoFi Stadium Shuttle is free, but normal fares apply for regular Metro Bus and Rail service, and parking fees at Metro Park & Ride lots.

For more info, visit the Go Metro on Game Day guide.

Los Angeles Chargers fans tailgating at SoFi Stadium
Tailgating at SoFi Stadium | Photo: Los Angeles Chargers


Tailgating is one of football's great traditions, but there are some rules to keep in mind. A limited number of tailgating spots are available in the PINK ZONE only. Tailgating spaces consist of a 9' x 18' parking stall with a 9' x 6' tailgating section behind the parked vehicle. Tailgating in lots other than the Pink Zone is strictly prohibited and will be enforced. The Pink Zone opens four hours prior to kickoff.

SoFi Stadium is a Clear Bag facility - guests are strongly encouraged not to bring any type of bags or containers to the stadium, but if necessary bags should comply with the NFL Clear Bag Policy. Bag Valets are located outside Entries 1, 5, 8 and 9 for a fee.

Loaded Nachos at SoFi Stadium
Loaded Nachos | Photo: Jakob Layman, SoFi Stadium
Tsunami Tots at SoFi Stadium
Tsunami Tots | Photo: Jakob Layman, SoFi Stadium

LA Eats

Inspired by four iconic streets and their neighborhoods, James Beard Award-winning LA chefs, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo have partnered with SoFi Stadium to create the LA Eats food menus:

  • Fairfax Avenue - burgers and deli favorites
  • Olvera Street - Mexican fare like Loaded Nachos
  • San Vicente Boulevard - personal pizzas and more
  • Sawtelle Boulevard - Asian fusion including Tsunami Tots

The LA Eats concession stands feature live-fire kitchens - a first for stadium design - and clear glass. With sightlines to the field, videoboard or seating bowl, fans won't miss a single play.

NOTE: SoFi Stadium is a cashless facility. Cash will not be accepted. All major credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payments are accepted.

Interior of Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in Inglewood
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in Inglewood | Photo: Ed Rudolph
Beer Garden at Three Weavers Brewing Company in Inglewood
Photo: Three Weavers Brewing Company

Dining Near SoFi Stadium

Celebrate a Bolts win, pick up something for tailgating, or nosh before kickoff at these Inglewood favorites:

  • Carnitas El Artista - Serving up carnitas by the pound, chilaquiles, mulitas and much more for your tailgate party.
  • Coni'Seafood - Nosh on camarones, ceviches and tostaditos; or go all in with grilled snook and whole fried tilapia.
  • Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen - Sunday Dinner Specials include entree, rice & gravy or cornbread dressing, 2 sides, dessert and iced tea.
  • Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen - Start your Game Day early at the flagship location of Hilltop, which is co-owned by Issa Rae (Insecure) and former NFL player Spencer Paysinger (All American).
  • Stuff I Eat - Order Chef Babette's vegan soul food and Tex-Mex to-go for a healthy tailgate option.
  • Three Weavers Brewing Company - Women-owned brewery pouring 12-18 core and seasonal beers on tap.