PETCO Park

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

  1. The Corner

    The Corner

    369 10th Avenue
    San Diego, CA
    92101

    Map

    The Corner is a perfect place to grab drinks and food before and after the game. With gourmet burgers as the staple, this trendy joint will surely please.
  2. Basic

    Basic

    410 10th Avenue
    San Diego, California
    92101

    Map

    Do not be turned off by the name. Bar Basic is housed in a restored 1912 warehouse, with a warm feel and modern atmosphere. If hungry, try a brick oven pizza, which are served late into the night. There are separate restaurant and bar sections.
  3. Tin Fish Gaslamp

    Tin Fish Gaslamp

    170 6th Avenue
    San Diego, CA
    92101

    Map

    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.
  4. The Mission SoMa

    The Mission SoMa

    1250 J St.
    San Diego, CA
    92101

    Map

    If the crowds are taking a toll, head over to The Mission – Soma. Located three blocks from the stadium, unwinding here is easy. This coffee house styled establishment serves great beverages and fresh baked goods.

 

Transportation/Parking

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)
$0
$46

$27

$39

$19

Regional Day Pass (5) $10
Total $325

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

Advertisements