San Diego, CA (3146 Sports Arena Blvd)

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Sports Arena Blvd's exterior in 2022



3146 Sports Arena Blvd, Store #441 is a Chuck E. Cheese's located in Rosecrans Plaza that opened on April 19, 1993, with a 1-Stage.

This location should not be confused with the El Cajon Blvd location, San Diego Hilbert St / Mira Mesa location, or the College Avenue location, all which opened in March 1981 and closed in 1984, opened in 1981/1982, and is still open, and opened on December 19th, 2012, which is also still open.

Rosecrans Plaza was formerly Glasshouse Square, which is considered to be one of San Diego's haunted areas by few.

Stages

This location opened with one of the first 1-Stages, being one of the first to resemble what it would look finalized. This stage had prototype elements such as the black valence and "Live Amateur Hour" prop.

In early to mid-2004, this location received a Studio C 2000 stage with a 16 movement CEC Animatronic. The animatronic rapidly declined in condition beginning in the early 2010's and would end up becoming nearly static on some occasions.

On June 13th, 2023, Studio C was removed and replaced with the dance floor and video wall, which are still there to this day.

History

Before becoming a CEC, it was originally a locally owned arcade called "Yellow Brick Road." The arcade eventually closed in 1992 and CEC swiftly took over the space. Despite opening in 1993 this location opened with a 1992 version of the interior stylings from the 1994 SPT Repositioning / Remodel Program.[1]

Remodels

This location only received only one of their two remodels in 2006, which moved their Studio C from the left side wall back corner to the right side wall. In July 2010, they expanded behind the right side wall and relocated the showroom and Studio C to the new area.[2] The store began the 2.0 remodel in May 2023 and completed in July 2023. After completion, 14 games new games were installed, with most of the token games being removed.

2021 S.W.A.T. Incident

On January 14, 2021 around 4:15 PM, the San Diego PD and SWAT teams barricaded a suspect in front of the location to take a male into custody for a failed armed robbery at the next door Subway. The man had hostages but they escaped unharmed.[3]

Videos

Link Description Filming / Published Date
link Store Footage Fall 1994
link Summer 2007 Show Segment 4 July 2007
link Store Tour April 25, 2010
link Store Tour May 6, 2021
link "Another Chuck E. Day" May 7, 2021
link "Ves Al Ratoncito" May 7, 2021
link "Tail of Jasper T." May 8, 2021
link "Lend a Helping Hand" May 8, 2021
link Store Tour May 14, 2022
link "Song Of Summer" July 20, 2022
link "Join The Party" July 22, 2022
link "Lets Be Friends" July 23, 2022
link "Out of This World" July 24, 2022
link "El Guitariesta September 24, 2022
link Store Tour February 13, 2023

Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) 1992/1993 Sent to National City
Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1992/1993 Sent to National City
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1992/1993 Sent to National City
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1992/1993 Sent to National City
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1992/1993 Sent to National City
Wink (Cyberamic) 1992/1993 Destroyed
Chuck E. Cheese 16m (Animatronic) 2003-2004 Destroyed (removed on 6/13/2023)
Pizza Time Clock (Animatronic) 2003-2004 Destroyed (removed on 6/13/2023)

Games

Game Installed Removed Location
Alley Roller Classic 6-P Circa 2010 Against left side wall
NBA Hoops Matrix 2-P 2010's Against left side wall
2-Minute Drill 2000's Against left side wall
Big Win Super Spin 2000's Against front wall, in left corner
Milk Jug Toss 2010's Against left side wall
Angry Birds 2010's Against left side wall
Power Roll July 11, 2023 Against left side wall
Street Hoops 2000's Against left side wall
SpongeBob 2-P Coin Pusher 2010's Main gameroom
Water Blast 2000's Against left side wall
Sharky's Treasure 2010's Against left side wall
NBA Hoop Troop July 11, 2023 Kiddie area against back wall
Robin Hood 2010's Against left side wall
Paw Patrol Wheel 2010's Against left side wall
Jumpin' Fantasy 2000's Against left side wall
Dog Pounder 2000's Against left side wall
Hot Racers July 11, 2023 Against left side wall
Chuck E. Cheese's Sketch Book 2000's Kiddie area
Blue Sports Car 2010's Kiddie area
Hammer 2 Late 2000's Kiddie area
Fire Truck 2010's Kiddie area
Dinosaur Catcher 2010's Kiddie area against back wall
Astro Invasion 2010's Kiddie area against back wall
Chuck E. Cheese Color Photo Ride 2010's Kiddie area
Pig Out 2010's Kiddie area
SpongeBob Order Up 2010's Kiddie area
SpongeBob Super Striker July 11, 2023 Kiddie area
Pirate's Hook 2010's Kiddie area
Bug Cruncher July 11, 2023 Kiddie area
Jolly Roger Bykero 2010's Kiddie area
Chuck E.'s Glider Rider 2010's Kiddie area
Chuck E. Cheese Ice Hockey 2010's Kiddie area
Arka Boat 2010's Kiddie area
Fast and Furious SuperCars 2010's Main gameroom
Nitro Trucks July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Nerf Arcade July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Terminator Salvation 2010's Main gameroom
Red Hot 2010's Main gameroom
Winners' Wheel 2000's Main gameroom
H2 Overdrive 2010's Main gameroom
Monsterous Pusher 2010's Main gameroom
Tower Crane 2010's Main gameroom
Choppy Wood 2010's Main gameroom
Chuck E. Cheese Photo Booth 2010's Main gameroom
Sonic Basketball 2010's Main gameroom
Big Bass Wheel Pro 2010's Main gameroom
Crossbow Master 2010's Main gameroom
Pop It For Gold 2000's Main gameroom
Bop 2 Win 2010's Main gameroom
Plants vs. Zombies: The Last Stand 2010's Main gameroom
Barrel of Monkeys 2010's Main gameroom
Super Monkey Ball: Ticket Blitz 2010's Main gameroom
Roll For Gold 2 2000's Main gameroom
The Price Is Right Shell Game 2010's Main gameroom
Eiffel Tower 2010's Main gameroom
Lumber Jack July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Hoop It Up July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Tight Rope 2010's Main gameroom
Black Hole 2010's Main gameroom
Pop the Lock July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Ice Cube 2010's Main gameroom
Gear It Up 2010's Main gameroom
SpongeBob Ticket Coaster July 11, 2023 Small gameroom
Clutch Shoot July 11, 2023 Small gameroom
Pixar Cars 2010's Small gameroom
Harpoon Lagoon 2010's Small gameroom
Ice Age Ice Breaker 2010's Small gameroom
Luigi's Mansion 2010's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Winter X Games SnoCross 2010's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Boulder's Dozer's 2000's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
All About Timing 2010's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Ticket Troopers 2000's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
SpongeBob Coin Redemption Game 2000's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
The Price is Right 1-P Coin Pusher 2000's July 11, 2023 Small gameroom
Hat Trick 2010's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Water Fallz 2010's July 11, 2023 Main gameroom
Free Fallin' 2010's July 11, 2023 Against left side wall
The Simpsons Kooky Carnival 2000's July 11, 2023 Small gameroom

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