Capacity: 42,691 Opened: 2004
PETCO Park is in sunny San Diego, do you really need another reason to see the Padres?
What makes this stadium unique?
PETCO Park incorporates a Southern California feel with Indian sandstone, stucco, and blue seats. This is a stark contrast from the popular red brick and green seats in many retro parks. Attached to the stadium is the historical Western Metal Supply Company building that adds some character to the outside façade. Fans are treated to views of the San Diego skyline and bay which are nicely framed by the outfield. Above the outfield fence is “Park at the Park” where fans can sit on the grassy slope for $5. “The Beach” is a sand area behind right field that is open for fans to enjoy until first pitch. The area is then reserved for bleacher ticket holders. Four Padres players and Jackie Robinson have their numbers retired and they adorn the area above the batters’ eye. After every Padres’ home run four recently added torches light up in the outfield. Fireworks also shoot out and a foghorn recording of the Navy’s USS Ronald Reagan plays.
Dining and Nightlife
Tin Fish Gaslamp
Tin Fish Gaslamp
170 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA
Located a minor league pitch from the stadium, Tin Fish Gaslamp welcomes all baseball attendees. Expect fresh fish served with home-style recipes. The restaurant boasts their low prices, and features a large patio area. If you’re lucky, live music will accompany your meal.
The Mission SoMa
Parking is available from $5-$15 depending on the lot. The tailgating lot opens three hours prior to the game and is $15. Public transportation has become a popular option with the addition to the Trolley. The COASTER, MTS buses, ferry, and water taxi all offer easy accessibility. For more information on these and for information on free parking options, visit the Padres’ website.
|Weekend for Two*|
|Americas Best Value Inn-San Diego Downtown (2 Nights)||$174|
|Tickets (2 Park at the Park Tickets)||$10|
|Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Tin Fish Gaslamp: Tin Fish Combo, Famous Fish & Chips, 2 Glasses of Wine)
Saturday Lunch (The Corner: Phil’s Burger, The Corner Salad, 2 Sodas)
Saturday Dinner (Bar Basic: Large Pie with Pepperoni and Mushroom, 2 Beers)
Pre-game Tailgate (Case of Beer)
$19Regional Day Pass (5)$10Total$325
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.