San Diego's professional baseball team, the San Diego Padres play their home games at Petco Park in the Downtown region of San Diego. With year-round good weather, visitors can enjoy a great baseball experience.
In existence since 1969, the San Diego Padres compete in the National League's Western Division against teams from Phoenix, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. San Diego's world-famous climate is on display all summer long when the Padres take the field. With all it has to offer, San Diego is a favorite destination for sports travelers who follow their favorite teams, or want to experience a game in a new venue.
Beyond a baseball game, a trip to Petco Park is a complete entertainment experience for the entire family. Located adjacent to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, a thriving district of shopping, dining, and nightlife, Petco Park brings all the excitement of a Major League Baseball game into a bustling downtown setting.
Once inside the park visitors can enjoy the nuances of this outdoor ballpark as well as sweeping views of the city. The historic Western Metal Supply Co. building is the signature feature of Petco Park. This historic brick building is actually part of the playing field, doubling as the left-field foul pole. It also houses a team store, party suites, a bar & grill, and a rooftop deck.
Kids will love the Park in the Park, an interactive area complete with playground equipment and a Little League baseball diamond where aspiring heroes can take a swing and run the bases all night long. Families and fans will also enjoy the Padres Power Alley, home to a batting cage, fastest-pitcher game, and equipment displays from Rawlings, located behind the right field bleachers.
With an exciting young nucleus of talent, the Padres are a great entertainment value for visitors to San Diego.