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Parking Update and New Safety Measures for 2015

New Safety Measures
New for 2015 and as part of a Major League Baseball initiative to strengthen and standardize security practices across the League, walk-through metal detectors will be installed at all Petco Park entry gates and access points. Starting this season, all fans will be screened as they enter the ballpark.

As they have in years past, fans will continue to have their bags checked by ballpark security staff prior to reaching entry gates. Express Entry lines will be available at all main gates for fans without bags and Season Ticket Members.

Security Changes for 2015

Parking Lot Update
Also new in 2015, due to planned development in the ballpark district that will result in the loss of more than 500 parking spaces, neighborhood parking rates will be increasing in 2015. The area formerly known as the Parcel C parking lot will soon be developed into a mixed-use building, and will no longer be available for parking.

Guests should expect increased traffic and parking delays when coming to Petco Park, and are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase parking online at Doing so will guarantee their spot in a Padres-preferred lot at a discounted rate. Arriving early and taking public transportation are also encouraged, in order to minimize traffic and parking delays. Parking will be available for pre-purchase online beginning when single-game tickets go on sale Friday, February 6th at 9am.

Parking FAQ

Purchase Pre-Paid Parking

  • Security Changes in 2015

    The Padres have announced a number of changes at Petco Park for 2015, including the installation of walk-through metal detectors at all ballpark gates and access points.

  • Downtown Parking Map

    Padres preferred parking is available adjacent to Petco Park. On weekends, special events and other large crowd games, guests should plan on utilizing public transportation or parking facilities a short walk from the ballpark.

  • Public Transportation

    With Petco Park ideally located at the hub of San Diego County's public transportation network, taking the Trolley, Coaster or bus to the ballpark area is a convenient way to go.

  • High Traffic Days

    On high traffic days, we recommend alternate ingress and egress routes to Petco Park.

  • Tailgating

    Guests may tailgate at Tailgate Park on a limited basis. Guests are required to park in spaces as directed by ACE Parking upon arriving to Tailgate Park.

  • By Car

    For fans traveling by car, four major thoroughfares feed into and out of downtown in all directions: Pacific Highway, Interstate 5, State Route 163 and State Route 94/Martin Luther King Freeway.

  • Parking for Guests with Disabilities

    The San Diego Padres continue to make a concerted effort to accommodate all fans, including those with disabilities.