Since its’ debut in 2004 Petco Park has epitomized California cool with its’ Park @ the Park and Beach features. As “America’s Finest city” prepares to host the 2016 MLB All-Star Game Petco Park has undergone a few upgrades to increase social space and honor the Padres past.
Dennis Lin of the San Diego Tribune reports:.
- The Lexus Home Plate Club will be updated with 222 new seats. The field-level premium area behind home plate will receive a new floor surface application as well as new paint on guardrails and handrails.
- New backstop netting will be installed behind home plate. Manufactured by Promats Athletics, the new netting is designed to minimize appearance and provide a more optimal viewing experience, while maintaining safety standards. The netting will be expanded in width based on recommendations to be determined by Major League Baseball.
- As was previously announced, Petco Park will receive an installation of Musco’s SportsCluster LED system, designed to cut glare both inside and outside the ballpark.
- Before July’s All-Star Game, the Padres Hall of Fame will open on K Street behind the left-field seating area.