Petco Park’s LF line is unlike any other in MLB. The 100-year Western Metal Supply Co building was included in Petco’s construction rather than being torn down. It houses a number of restaurants, the Padres team store and a Party Deck. The Ballpark is centrally located in San Diego’s Gas Lamp District and includes a beach area for kids in CF as well as a Park at the Park where fans can enjoy the game while enjoying the perfect weather. Petco Park is designed for the laid back San Diegan in mind.
I met Shane Talbot through the Ballpark Stampeders Facebook group, 1,400+ fellow ballpark fans sharing their trips and stamps thanks to Tim Parks. Shane started his quest to see all 30 ballparks last year. He made his first trip to Fenway earlier this season and met up with fellow Stampeder Paul Rodriguez.
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. [Read more…]
Ballpark Nerd Rank: 14
Opened: 2004 Capacity: 41,164
- Field Box Infield sections 107-114
- Toyota Terrace Infield sections 205-209
- Upper Box & Reserved Infield 300-312
Getting to the Park
Address: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
September 1, 2006: San Diego, California
“Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale’s vagina.” – Ron Burgundy
Self-proclaimed as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego has grown from a Naval city into the second largest city in California. Its combination of perfect weather and laid-back atmosphere has provided an oasis to those looking for a change of pace. After spending two nights in San Diego, I can say that I have never been to a city quite like it. This was evident as Mike and I made our way to Petco Park, home of San Diego Padres and a vital part of downtown San Diego’s revitalization. [Read more…]