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San Diego's new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter,
opened to the public in April 2004. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old
warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans. This is the first big stadium for the city
designed exclusively as a baseball facility.
San Diego Padres - N.L. West (MLB)
Buy Game Tickets :
In 1968, the minor-league San Diego Padres become a Major League Baseball
team and play their first game in the newly built (1967) QualComm Stadium.
In 1998 the Padres won the National League pennant but lost the World Series to the
New York Yankees.
Unique Stadium Features:
Home Run Porch - Bleacher section that protruds forward directly behind the right-field foul pole. It has
the potential to create some easy home runs or some bizarre fielding plays.
The Sea Breeze - On a normal day the afternoon prevailing wind will be blowing from left field to right at
about 10 mph. It diminishes after dusk.
Sun Block - The stadiums concourse design will play games with the setting sun shining through gaps
in the decking and might hamper the fielders' vision.
Outfield Bleachers - The cheapest place to watch a game - seats tickets start at $8.
FriarVision - 30x53 foot state-of-the-art high resolution LED display will provide awesome clean, clear
video of the action. Cox Communications and Sony has placed about 220 HDTV sets throughout the stadium to showcase
this new technology.
Tower Lofts - For just $1900 you can get a private suite for yourself and 19 friends midway up one of those
giant light towers. A private elevator drops you into a glass-enclosed suite with plush chairs and hardwood floors.
Amenities include your own wetbar, restroom and big screen high-definition TV sets. These tower lofts can some
impressive skyline views (the first base tower loft views are best).
Western Metal Supply Bldg:
Look for the Metal Magnet in the left stands (actually its impossible to miss). This four-story
brick building is a local historic landmark originally built in 1909 to house the now-defunct Western Metal
Supply Co. Located 334 feet from home plate, the south corner of the building serves as the left-field foul pole.
It has been refurbished into a major landmark at Petco Park with some of the following features:
Rooftop Bleacher Seats - 180 reserved seats (priced at $60 each which
includes a pre-game buffet) and standing room along the front rail.
Padres Hall of Fame Bar & Grill - Fourth floor restaurant (only open on game days)
with terrace dining and views of the field.
Garden Level - Seven party suites fill the third floor level. The
party suite packages start at about $1200 and includes food and beverage service.
Main Concourse - Five second floor party suites with amenities similar to the Garden Level.
Padres Team Store - First floor facility features standing-room view of left field.
Stadium Clubhouses for the home team and the visitors will be out of view to the general public but already
have the reputation of being amongst the finest in the county. Each is located under the Field Level seats
directly behind the respective dugouts with an adjoining 40-cubicle locker room. Other player amenities include
7,580 sq ft weight training room, medical offices, kitchen, video room, manager's office, laundry, storage and
indoor batting cages. There is also an auxilary locker froom for umpires, VIP dressing room, underground garage,
media interview room and team lounge for player spouses. Players are especially
impressed with "the pool", a Hydroworx jetted pool with a treadmill on the floor, cameras in the walls and overhead.
Mid-level concourse seating area - amenities include -
PCL Bar & Grill - Terrace dining overlooking the gamefield with memorabilia
from the Padres PCL years.
Wind & Sea Lounge - Sushi bar and carving stations.
Club 19 - View to Balboa Park and downtown skyline serving appertizers and beverages.
Baja Bistro - View to the Bay, restaurant serving mexican fare.
The cheapest tickets to see the game - 1500 "Park Pass" tickets available for the following areas:
Lawn Sitting - Picnic Hill and Park at the Park
Rooftop - roof of Western Metal Supply building
Padres Team Store - 1st floor of Western Metal Supply
The Park At The Park
2.7 acre park and children's playground located beyond the center field fence. Portable concession stands,
video board on the back of the Batter's Eye. Open to East Village residents on non-game days.
Tour Gaslamp Quarter
The premier entertainment and restaurant district of Downtown San Diego. Over 40 quality restaurants,
pubs, nightclubs and theaters listed. Popular destination before or after a game at the Petco Park ballfield.