It’s almost here, my Downtown San Diego friends! Baseball season is quickly approaching with Opening Day against the Dodgers on Thursday, April 5th. Now I know this means honking horns, traffic and East Village sidewalks crawling with game goers but it really is exciting. With this excitement are some new (and “old”) things you should know about Petco Park this season with our very own San Diego Padres.
Hodads, that infamous burger joint in Ocean Beach (as well as Dowtown on Broadway and 10th), will now be serving their delicious, and rather large, burgers at all Padre homegames. This is BIG folks, BIG.
2. Free Wi-Fi
I was walking my hound through the Park at the Park the other day and noticed a tremendous amount of scaffolding covering a good chunk of seating sections. Found out that is due to the free Wi-Fi the park, in partnership with Verizon, will now be providing its fans who wanted better cell reception and wi-fi. Thanks, Petco.
3. All You Can Eat Seats
Now this isn’t new but it’s worth reminding you all about. Ranging in price from $25-$37, tickets to this section allow you access to seats with a view of an active chunk of field while devouring all you can eat hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, and drinks (sans alcohol). You have the first 2 hours of the game to eat all you can so come hungry.
4. Scoreboard Surprises
We’ve all noticed the “Happy Birthday, Sally”, “Happy Anniversary, Tom” and the occassional “Will you marry me, Mary?” signs that flash up on the scoreboard throughout the innings. Every wondered just how you can get yourself one? Here you go. Go online and request a message up to 48 hours prior to game day. Pay $55 for your message and know that it’s money well spent. Proceeds go directly to the Padres Foundation for Children which benefits children’s health, education and youth softball/baseball.
5. Mini Plans
Sometimes all you need are a few tickets to be satisfied with baseball season. If that’s the kind of fan you are then these mini plan packages may be just perfect for you. There’s the Opening Day Plan which includes tickets to Opening Day + 3 home games of your choice or 3 predetermined home games. You can also purchase the Saturday Plan which includes 4 predetermined, Saturday evening home games. With the purchase of these mini plans comes a behind the scenes tour of Petco and a Padres ball cap. Cool deal, huh?