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Petco Park, San Diego

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Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres call Petco Park home. The stadium is different from most because of its grassy, sloped area above the outfield fence, called Park at the Park. During games, fans can watch games from here for a low price. At other times, you can walk through this area and see the stadium for free. Note the Indian sandstone and stucco, white painted steel, and dark blue seats; this design intentionally represents the colors of San Diego, with its sandy beaches, white sails on boats, and blue ocean. Take a guided tour of the ballpark to see usually off-limits areas, such as the dugout and pressroom. The grandstands provide superb views of the city's skyline, bay, and Balboa Park. To visit Petco Park on your holiday in San Diego, and find out what else San Diego has to offer, use our San Diego itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great seating, at certain locations harbor views, just perfect day/evening watching baseball ... or the occasional concert or other non-game day activities. The Convention Center just minutes away to ...  more »
  • It's a little confusing getting into the park. We had first base side seating, but couldn't find a way to get to an entry close and had to use mid outfield entry. Once in, we were shunted the wrong wa...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful ball parks in the country. We are touring all of the ball parks in the nation, and haven't yet hit them all, but so far Petco is #1  more »
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  • Gorgeous park, but they could have handled their "French Heritage Night" better. Basically there was no actual event, just a table with two people that you had to go out of your way to go find (and only during the game), handing out T-shirts. The food was decent, I had a hot dog at Randy Jones BBQ, where I asked Randy Jones himself if he was waiting in line (apparently I'm not super knowledgeable about Padres baseball).
  • Awesome ball park but its always empty! They need to lower ticket prices to fill the place up and allow more people to enjoy it. I think it make an even greater atmosphere.
  • Petco Park is an amazing baseball venue. There is not a bad seat in the whole park. Even the "nose bleeds" make you feel close to the action. The historic western metal building serves as the left field foul ball pole and is incorporated into the ballpark perfectly. Petco Park has a charm to it that you can feel when you're there. The amount of food and drink options are awesome. You can get anything from sushi to half pound kielbasa dogs with grilled onions to local favorite eats like Phil's BBQ and Hodad's Burgers. If you sit in the right section you can even sign up for a high end buffet with prime rib and desserts galore! With plenty of San Diego's big hitting craft beers on tap you're sure to find a flavor that excites your taste buds. Come enjoy Petco Park...one of the many things that makes San Diego amazing!
  • There's a lot to like about Petco. Great views, pretty stadium, good food and drink options. That said, here's the not so hot: ticket prices for a team that rarely plays .500 ball are exorbitant. I'm a Giants fan and Petco is often dubbed "AT&T South" because of the large contingent of SF fans that attend games and take over the cheering. You can even hear it on television. I paid triple $ at Petco than I do at AT&T for the same matchup. And to no surprise, there were maybe 10k people in Petco's 40k+ stadium. The sound at the ballpark is offensive. They think it funny to blast the music so loudly during the opposing team's mound visits, or to get the crowd riled up to Make Some Noise that I saw mothers carrying their children out of the stadium with their hands over their ears. A note to the Padres front office: Perhaps try less gimmicks and actually put a winning product on the field. Good baseball doesn't need a free tv, the wave or deafening techno. An usher was terribly rude to my friend about her being a Giants fan, to which my friend responded that no usher at AT&T would ever heckle an out of town fan, which is true, but sad that there was even a conversation. All in all it made me appreciate everything we have in San Francisco even more. If you happen to be in San Diego, by all means catch a game. And bring earplugs.
  • Petco Park is great. Can't think of any "bad" seats in the place. We had coupons for free Friars Franks, but I guess like anything, you get what you paid for. Those were gross and pre made. We last day at Field Level Reserved, out in left field.