#10: Petco Park, San Diego Padres

Number of visits: 1 (2009)


Decorated with palm trees and water gardens, the grounds outside Petco Park may be the nicest in baseball. It’s a safe walk from the Gas Lamp District with plenty of bars to stop at and grab a beverage before the game.

Inside, The Western Metal Supply Co. structure in left field adds unique charm and it is nice to see a ballpark from 2004 that doesn’t feature the typical dark green seats and red brick accents. The outfield fence has been renovated a few times over the last decade and is now a mess. It juts in and out with hard angles and is littered with advertisements, scoreboards and chain link fencing.

Similar to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Petco offers a lot of open space for fans to stroll and kids to play. The outfield entertainment area is so large that you may forget you’re still inside the park.


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