Southwest University Park is the official home of the El Paso Chihuahuas, a minor league affiliate of the San Diego Padres. The team plays in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. The park is also the home of the El Paso Locomotive FC of the United Soccer League. Southwest University Park is located near Union Plaza, just north of the Rio Grande. It opened on April 28th, 2014, in a 2-1 loss against Fresno. The naming rights were purchased by Southwest University, a local technical school. The stadium hosted the Pacific Coast League Championship in 2016 and the 32nd Triple-A All-Star Game in July of 2019. It has 7,500 fixed seats with a potential maximum capacity of 10,000. You can purchase your tickets to all Southwest University Park events at StubHub.
How can I reach the stadium by public transportation?
Bus routes are available through El Paso's Sun Metro system. The nearest stops are at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal, the Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Center and the Union Depot.
Does Southwest University Park have on-site parking?
The main parking locations are the Mills Building Parking Garage, the Union Plaza Parking Terminal, Destination El Paso and the Franklin/Durango VIP lot. All four lots are located within one or two blocks of the stadium. Drop-off areas are located along Main Street and Santa Fe Street, San Antonio Avenue and, for disabled guests only, Durango Street and Franklin Avenue. Golf cart shuttle services are available if necessary.
Does Southwest University Park have any services for guests with special needs?
Disabled guests can find accessible parking spaces at all four lots. Accessible entrances to the park are located on both the west side near Durango Street and the east side near Santa Fe Street. Elevators can be found on the concourse level, next to the Durango gates. Accessible seating is available in sections 103, 105, 111, 114, 204, 211 and 212. A Wheelchair Assistance Program is available to help guests get around the park. Trained service animals are permitted as well.
Does Southwest University Park have premium seating?
Southwest University Park seating features both patio suites and party suites. Each party suite accommodates 24 guests. Food and beverage comes automatically with all suite rentals. In addition, the WestStar Bank Club provides indoor lounge chair seating, an open air setting, 14 television screens and a full 360-degree bar.
Does Southwest University Park have any special features?
The park features both the Santa Fe Pavilion and Big Dog House along the right field, which can be rented out for parties or enjoyed by individuals. The City Hall Grill and the Sun Kings Saloon, both located at the Big Dog House, are available for parties as well. Children 12 and younger can enjoy the children's playground, located on the centerfield concourse. Hosted by the Hospitals of Providence Children's Hospital, the playground consists of a play set, a splash pad and inflatable toys. It opens an hour before the start of Southwest University Park events and continues until after the conclusion.Back to Top
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