Top Attractions at Petco Park
For baseball fans who want to catch a baseball game while visiting San Diego, head on out to Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. Petco Park was built in 2004 and is located in downtown San Diego across the street from the convention center and adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter. Petco Park is one of the most beautiful major league ballparks and is ideal for vacationers and families. For first time Petco Park attendees, here are a few can’t miss sites of this ballpark.
- Park-in-the-Park. The gentle, grassy hills of Park-at-the-Park are ideal for a family picnic. The park is located beyond the center field fence and features a statue of Tony Gwynn and a miniature sized baseball diamond. Before games, there are free, impromptu hitting and pitching clinics held by Padres staff members. A stage and a large screen are against the outfield wall, keeping fans at Park-in-the-Park tuned in to the game. Tickets for Park- in-the-Park are also an attractive price of $5.
- The Western Metal Supply Company Building. This building is a remnant of an iconic metal manufacturing plant that shut down years ago. Now the building serves as part left field foul pole, food court, seating area and Padres gift shop. The Padres gift shop is on the ground floor of the building with eateries and a food court occupying the other floors. On the roof of the Western Metal Supply Building is bleacher seating for large private parties. For half the ball game, visitors can eat on the outdoor patio of the Western Metal Supply Building which overlooks the field.
- All You Can Eat Seats. For visitors who are looking for a great meal deal, the All You Can Eat Seats offer a full buffet open for the duration of the game for the price of $30 per person. The All You Can Eat Seats are located in two sections in right field. A private buffet is located in the walkway for visitors who have an All You Can Eat ticket.
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