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    PETCO Park

    so i searched the board and only found like 3 threads mentioning petco and there was only like 2 pictures total. anyone have a good rundown on the park? whats with those 2 "towers" that hold the lights? hoping to make a trip out there at the end of this year or maybe next summer.

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    It's a great place to watch a game. Then again, being a Padres fan, I am a little biased. I've been to several parks around the country from Angel Stadium to Safeco Field, to Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium. With that in mind, Petco is one of the best because of the amenities it has like all the new parks built in the last 18 years or so. But also, it's in a great city and in a great location. You're one block from all the bars, restaurants, and clubs in the Gaslamp District that you can visit before or after a game. Also, there are several hotels downtown (obviously) with many within walking distance to the ballpark. The park is also easily accessible being close to freeways and being accessible to public transportation - particularly the San Diego Trolley.

    Those towers you were asking about serve both as light standards as well as luxury suites. There are three suites per tower stacked one on top of the other. Ticket prices, in my mind, are pretty good and you can get great seats for a pretty good deal. Also keep in mind that you can get a $5 pass to the Park at the Park which gives you access to both the Park at the Park as well as standing room only areas. My two biggest complaints as a baseball and Padres fan are beer prices (anywhere between $7.50 and $9, yes, $9), and some areas of stark, gray concrete making the place look a little unfinished (especially the butt-ugly wall in right field behind the out-of-town scoreboard).

    While you're there, take a walk around the place, visit the Western Metal Supply Company Building (there's a restaurant on the top floor), and get a look at the Tony Gwynn statue in the Park at the Park.

    Hope this helps and have a great time when you're here.

    Here are some pictures:










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    thanks for the pics, looks really nice. i like that they used that beige-ish stone all over, gives it a very unique look. i also LOVE how they tied in that western supply building. i remember the last time i was in san diego it was on tour and i think we were at that awful place soma and you could see petco in the distance. it had either just opened or was gonna in a few months. i also remember there being lots of adult video stores by soma. and a del taco. haha.
    i love san diego, perfect weather, nice people, the ocean. and pokez. mmm.

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    Great park, great city! Only been there once but it has been one of my better ballpark experiences. Definitly get there if you can!

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    gemcaptom posted this big pic a while back - great shot!


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    looks like a great place to watch baseball, but I gotta take your word for it, never been to the West Coast yet

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    Here are a few pics I took during the World Baseball Classic.
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    It looks great but I'm not a fan of a park that has all sorts of sections and levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    It looks great but I'm not a fan of a park that has all sorts of sections and levels.
    It has a general theme, but it's also very disjointed. If you ignore that, Padres Park is a great place to watch a game. Very good cantilevered grandstand too.

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    Petco Park

    great experience!!! luv san diego and the new downtown park....!
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    I'd like to sit in that middle level. I bet seats are expensive of all hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by califangels72 View Post
    great experience!!! luv san diego and the new downtown park....!
    Great city....and great pics by the way.

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    ^Yeah, they are. Seats in the Toyota Terrace, as its called, are $47 in the outfield and $62 in the infield. Having said that, the Right Field Pavillion section of the Toyota Terrace is $45 but includes $20 of food and merchandise credit. The Terrace level in general has wider, padded seats and includes in-seat waiting service so you don't have to get up from your seat to get food.

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    Petco is the only one of the modern ballparks I have had a chance to go to. For that reason I cannot compare it with any of the others like Comerica, PNC, etc.
    But a few observations.
    There is not a bad seat in the house. You get a good view of the entire field no matter where you sit.
    The Western Metal Building is a nice touch. It makes the Park blend right into downtown. It also reminds me some of Fenway and the Green Monster.
    Overall, it has become a symbol of the rejuvenation of downtown, which has been in great disarray for many years.
    I love the park. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a great new stadium.

    Welcome back ARod. Hope you are a Yankee forever.
    Phil Rizzuto-a Yankee forever.

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    Petco Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Lafferty Daniel View Post
    Great city....and great pics by the way.

    thank you sir!!!!

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    It kind of looks like a Saudi hotel or something . ... ...

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    Thank you very much. San Diego is an A+ city. My regards.

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    Petco Park

    Fix the contrived quirks and this becomes a very good park. Don't quite understand the bullpen situation, one in-play another out-of-play.




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    This always kind of reminds as if jacobs field and pnc had a baby. Then for baby shower presents they got a factory and a few palm trees.
    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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