PETCO Park - Baseball at Its Finest in the Center of San Diego
Located in San Diego’s Downtown, PETCO Park is an open-air stadium located in San Diego’s dining and entertainment district. It opened in March, 2004 and offers some distinctive features you won’t want to miss:
- The Western Metal Supply Co. building. This one hundred-year old brick structure had been originally scheduled for demolition as part of the PETCO Park constructions plans. Instead it was saved and incorporated into the design for the ballpark. Restored, it currently houses the team store, private suites, a restaurant and rooftop seating.
- The “Park at the Park.” Get the best of major league baseball at a very small cost. The Park at the Park is a grassy berm that slopes above the outfield fence. During games you and your family can enjoy all the action for a very nominal price of $5 per person. When no game is being played, enjoy the Park at the Park free.
- State-of-the-art technology. Fans in concession stands, in bars, restaurants or wandering the stands can watch the action on 244 high-definition TV monitors and an additional 500 standard-definition TVs. More than 500 computer-controlled speakers throughout the park deliver the sound as a "distributed signal," eliminating the audio delay from a central bank of speakers, such as the system at Qualcomm Stadium. Four stationary cameras, one roving camera and use of six Cox-TV cameras provide videos for the park's screens.
- Fog horn salute to home runs. In a salute to the US Navy and its naval base located nearby, every time a Padres player hits a home run a foghorn sounds and fireworks are displayed in centerfield. The foghorn is a recording of the horn of the Navy's USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear aircraft carrier that is ported in San Diego.