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San Diego Sights

PETCO Park

Updated 05/16/2014

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Opened in 2004, PETCO Park is a state-of-the-art major league ballpark and home to the San Diego Padres. Built at a cost of $450 million, the stadium features a 30- x 53-foot LED video board and more than 1,000 televisions, and is strategically designed to give fans a view of San Diego Bay, the skyline, and Balboa Park. Reflecting San Diego's beauty, the stadium is clad in sandstone from India to evoke the area's cliffs and beaches; the 42,000 seats are dark blue, reminiscent

of the ocean, and the exposed steel is painted white to reflect the sails of harbor boats on the bay. The family-friendly lawnlike berm, "Park at the Park," is a popular and affordable place for fans to view the game. Behind-the-scenes guided tours of PETCO, including the press box and the dugout, are offered throughout the year.

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Sight Information

Address:

100 Park Blvd., San Diego, California, 92101, USA

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Phone:

619-795–5011-Tour hotline

Sight Details:

  • $11 tour
  • Tours offered 7 days a week; times vary seasonally—call ahead.

Updated 05/16/2014

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