Petco Park opened April 8, 2004, replacing Qualcomm Stadium, home of the Padres since their inaugural season in 1969. A baseball-only facility with a natural-grass field, Petco Park is part of a revitalized downtown and East Village district composed of offices, hotels and residential homes. The $458 million ballpark combines beautiful architecture and innovative design features, including the Park at the Park a nearly three-acre parcel of land that serves as a neighborhood park on a daily basis. State-of-the-art fan amenities suit every taste and budget, offering a relaxed, yet dynamic atmosphere that reflects the unique charm and spirit of San Diego.
Soak up the scene:
Leave plenty of time to explore San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter when going to a game here. There are bars and restaurants galore in the surrounding neighborhood, and inside the park it's pretty nice, too. Petco may have a goofy name but it's a beautiful facilty that kept the Padres in San Diego. For more on the Petco Park experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.