By doug

Home to the San Diego Padres, Petco Park is an open-air ballpark in downtown San Diego, California.

Main Park Information

Park Access

Many ballpark gates open for admittance one and one-half hours prior to the first pitch for Monday through Thursday games, and two hours before the first pitch for Friday through Sunday games. The Park at the Park opens two and one-half hours prior to the first pitch and allow guest access to the Park at the Park and the Padres Power Alley. Gate times are subject to change for special events, including Opening Day and post-season play.

Padres Majestic Team Store

Located on the first floor (Street Level, Section 126) of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building and offers official San Diego Padres merchandise for purchase. The store opens to a standing room area on the left field warning track. There is a viewing area for guests to stand immediately adjacent to the outfield fence, literally inches from the action.   Game Days: Opens at 10:00 am but closes for one (1) hour before gates open in preparation for the game. Store re-opens when the ballpark gates open and closes one (1) hour after the conclusion of each home game.

Containers & Coolers

All soft-sided containers and bags sixteen inches by sixteen inches by eight inches or smaller are permitted into PETCO Park. All bags and containers are subject to inspection by security prior to entering the ballpark. Hard-sided coolers and bags or backpacks with metal frames are not permitted into PETCO Park.


Certified service animals or service animals in training are welcome at PETCO Park. On select promotional dates (such as Dog Days of Summer), pets are permitted into certain areas of the ballpark. Exceptions will be made at the discretion and authorization of the San Diego Padres.

Things To Do @ Petco Park

“The Beach”

Located just beyond the right field fence, “The Beach” sand area is a unique part of the PETCO Park experience. Guests are welcome to visit this destination during batting practice times to get an up-close glimpse of their favorite Major League player or catch the occasional home run ball. All guests are welcomed to visit the Beach from gate opening time until the end of batting practice.

Park At The Park

Just beyond the outfield fence is the approximately 2.7 acre Park at the Park. During non-event hours, the Park at the Park serves as a neighborhood park. During ballpark events, it is utilized for special functions, guest seating and a social area. A Little League infield, Picnic Hill, kids’ play area, groves of trees, as well as the Tony Gwynn statue and brick plaza define this unique part of the PETCO Park experience.

Picnic Hill

Located inside the Park at the Park (with limited views of the playing field), Picnic Hill serves as a location for guests to relax and picnic while enjoying ballpark events. During Padres games and major functions, a game ticket is required to be in this area.

Power Alley

A family entertainment area open to all guests. Located on the Mezzanine Level beneath the Right Field Grandstand, the Padres Power Alley offers an interactive batting cage, Fast Pitch game, Salute to the Military Display, which includes a retail location dedicated the San Diego Padres military logo, a model and brief history of the USS Midway (CV-41), as well as a tribute to those Major League Players who have served our country. Open two and one-half (21/2) hours prior to game time.



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