If you are in San Diego during
baseball season, why not catch a San Diego Padres game? The Padres have been
living in San Diego since 1969 and play in the National League West. For over 30
years, the Padres have been giving the San Diego community many memories
and experiences that we will never forget. Since you are here, we would love to
share the experience with you.
Whether you are rooting for the
Padres or cheering for your own favorite team, you will be sure to enjoy the
experience in Petco Park located in downtown San Diego.
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In 2004, we gave the
San Diego Padres
new home in the heart of Downtown San Diego named
Park. It is a spectacular
ball park in every way, combining the best
sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally
magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural
diversity and unique spirit of our region. Innovative design features evoke the
timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art
fan amenities to suit every taste and budget.
The natural stone and
stucco exterior and lovely landscaping, including the Park at the Park beyond
the outfield fence, make this the garden spot of baseball, with a relaxed yet
dynamic atmosphere that reflects the San Diego lifestyle.
Located at the hub of the regional transportation
system, with easy access by car, trolley, the Coaster, bus and future water
taxis, the Ballpark has ample parking and inviting promenades to and from your
vehicle or public transit.
With an understated Spanish Mission-style exterior and a
layout that's designed to create individual "neighborhoods" within the ballpark,
Petco Park -- which, in 2004, replaces Qualcomm Stadium as the home of the
Diego Padres -- will be a distinctive addition to major-league ballparks.
Following in the "less-is-more" formula found in parks opening in the 2000s (Petco
Park seats open 46,000 -- 20,000 fewer than the former San
Diego Padres home of Qualcomm Stadium), the main selling
point of Petco Park is its intimate atmosphere and integration into
downtown San Diego.
The ballpark is part of a
larger 26-block downtown
San Diego development project that includes hotels,
retail, and housing, all within walking distance of the San Diego Convention
Center and the popular Gaslamp Quarter. The Omni Hotel, located west of the
Ballpark on L Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), will be linked to the main
concourse of the stadium via pedestrian sky bridge. The top ten levels of the
hotel will be occupied by condominiums.
The center-field area is
actually two different areas. Within the ballpark itself is the aforementioned
grassy berm for lounging and picnicking. Outside of the stadium will be the
"Park at the Park," where fans can watch the game free of charge. The exact
makeup of the Park at the Park has changed over time: originally it was to be a
festival-type area, but the Padres have scaled back their plans for the area.
The final layout has yet to be determined, as San Diego city officials have
expressed concerns that the Park Within a Park does not match what the Padres
originally promised in pursuing public funding for the park in the past.
San Diego Padres baseball fans will have an easy time getting to the new
Petco ballpark when
they choose to get there on transit. Located right in the
heart of a transit hub, the
ballpark is reachable by transit from almost every angle.
You can take the San Diego trolley DIRECTLY to Petco Park!