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“Stadium tour and game”
Review of Petco Park

Petco Park
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

We went on the tour of the the stadium a couple of days before the game we were going to watch. The tour was included in the Go San Diego card I had purchased, but I think it reasonable without the card or discount. The tour was great, got to see a lot of behind the scenes and the tour guide gave us some really useful info. He didn't try to push any extras for the stadium, in fact quite the opposite. He explained how you can nip out during the game to have a drink or to get drinks and food before game as it was much cheaper than inside the stadium. He also showed where expensive seats were and said but you can stand immediately behind these seats and pay $50 less than people 1 foot in front of you.
Game day was also good, we had good seats and the fans all seemed friendly. Access around the park was good and so was getting to and from it using the trolley (park free in trolley car park at Old Town).
The only negative is the price of food and drink, but that was to be expected and we did lose (also expected).
We were on the jumbo-tron twice. My son was pleased after the game as he was stopped a few times on the way home by fans saying they saw him on the big screen.
It was a Friday night game and there was fireworks after the game. They were worth waiting for and MUCH better than the ones we had seen earlier in the week at Seaworld.

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Reviewed 7 September 2011

First visit to the newer Petco Park. Had been to the old Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium home of the Pads before but this place is nice. What I loved most was the $5.00 stadium access pass which we used to sit in the lawn area of the park. Living in a city with very average baseball teams (Cubs/Sox) during the last 2 decades both teams could use some PR tips on how this place is set up. Loved the SD Store where basic Padre gear was available for under $10 (Cap-$7/Shirt-$8). We would definitely go back to the family friendly Petco Park. Hot dogs weren't great but loved the variety of food. Parking very accessible around the park too. Get some lawn seats and have a good time.

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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Take in a Padres game on a Friday night, watch the fireworks after the game, and then head to one of the bars in the Gaslamp District.

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Reviewed 5 September 2011

This was our first trip to a MLB game and decided to go for Labor Day weekend. The Padres were playing the Giants and despite the unhappy ending for the Padres fans, we loved our visit. The staff was very helpful and nice, giving temporary tattoos to our boys (10,7) directing us to our seats, just very friendly. We sat in section 317 row 2 and saw the action very well. We were close to the bathrooms and food/beer. It was a rare day of rain while there, and we got a little wet, as there wasn't anything covering us in that section, but we were able to step out of the rain and under the overhang near the food area. Everyone around us were decent people, so nothing crazy or not so kid-friendly. All in all a great time, the "beach" seats and park at the park also had pretty decent views although odstructed by a fence, but something to think about if you have young kids who want to move about. Loved it don't know what took us so long to finally get tickets, look forward to another game soon.

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Reviewed 4 September 2011

I'm a die hard Yankee fan, but this stadium is a must see! I loved the history and detail of the stadium, we tried to catch a game but both baseball and football teams were away for the week, but I am glad they were, because the tour guide and the stadium was worth visiting while they were preparing to go to San Francisco. We even got to see some of the players boarding their bus to go to play the Giants. I do like the stadium and the prices to see a game is phenomenal!

Thank gz138
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