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Getting to Petco Park

Safety Measures
As part of a Major League Baseball initiative to strengthen and standardize security practices across the League, walk-through metal detectors are installed at all Petco Park entry gates and access points. 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.

Parking Lot Update
Due to continued development in the ballpark district, event parking availability will be limited. Guests should expect increased traffic and parking delays when coming to Petco Park, and are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase parking. 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 is available for pre-purchase online for all games

Safety Screening

Major League Baseball has mandated the screening of all guests upon entry into every MLB ballpark in order to increase and standardize security practices across the game.

Downtown 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.

Alternative Transportation

Try these alternative modes of transportation when traveling to and from Petco Park.

High Traffic Days

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


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.