Chargers to host Junior Seau memorial at Qualcomm Stadium May 11

Junior Seau at his induction into the Chargers Hall of Fame in San Diego in November.

City News Service

The chargers will host a “celebration of life” for late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Qualcomm Stadium.

The 12-time Pro Bowl star and local sports icon died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound May 2.

Admission and parking are free.  The parking lot will open at 2 p.m., and the stadium gates will open at 4:30 p.m.

Extra trolleys will be put into service on the Green Line to accommodate fans who want to pay their respects to Seau at Friday’s memorial, the Metropolitan Transit System announced.

The added trains will leave the Old Town Transit Center for Qualcomm Stadium beginning at 3:45 p.m., and depart the 70th Street Station starting at 4:30 p.m., according to the MTS.

Seau died May 2 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at his Oceanside home, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Since his death, fans have left flowers, jerseys and footballs at makeshift memorials outside his home, his namesake Seau’s The Restaurant, and at the many sports fields around the region that were sponsored by his foundation.

Friday’s public memorial service will include special guests who will share stories about the impact the Oceanside native had on them and others, according to the Chargers.

A private church service is planned Thursday in Oceanside.

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