Manufactured by Daktronics, a second HD video board was added in upper right field at Petco Park. Measuring at 55.2' by 31.2' (1722.24 sq. ft.), this additional video board provides an enhanced entertainment experience and features the latest technology to allow for optimal viewing on bright sunny days.
Check out the variety of new ballpark improvements and fan experience enhancements to Petco Park for the 2018 season!
RIGHT FIELD VIDEO BOARD
BREITBARD HALL OF FAME
Originally housed in the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park and now located on the Field Level of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building, the Breitbard Hall of Fame honors accomplished professional, collegiate and amateur athletes from throughout San Diego's sports history.
THE SAN DIEGO SECTION OF CIF BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
The San Diego Section (Section 114) was created to showcase local high school baseball and softball teams, featuring a display of suspended hats from each school that competes in the CIF-San Diego Section.
FUTURE PADRES MURAL
The Future Padres Wall was created to highlight the #FuturePadres program presented by Clorox and supported by U.S. Bank, which recognizes youth baseball and softball throughout San Diego County. Located in Section 112, the Future Padres Wall provides a unique photo opportunity for fans at the ballpark.
SOLAR POWER SYSTEM
Expanding on their efforts towards energy sustainability, the Padres partnered with Sullivan Solar Power to install a 336,520-watt Sullivan Solar Power system, the largest of its kind in Major League Baseball. The system will generate 330 kilowatts of solar power, enough energy to power the entire Padres front office.
PROTECTIVE NETTING EXTENDED
To maintain the highest safety standards, the protective netting at Petco Park has been extended to the ends of Section 116 in left field and Section 115 in right field. Manufactured by Promats® Athletics, the netting features the latest technology to minimize the appearance of the net and provide an optimal viewing experience.
Fans can enjoy new local fare at Petco Park in 2018, including Buona Forchetta, which offers their iconic Neapolitan-style pizza, a new thick crust Roman-style pizza, a vespa gelato bar and a wine bar offering a wide variety of California and Italian varietals. Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill - offering fresh fish tacos, plates and sandwiches - is also new to the hospitality lineup this season.
OTHER HOSPITALITY ENHANCEMENTS
Jack & Craft, serving fresh caramel corn paired with local San Diego craft beers, Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA Bar, Cutwater Spirits Rum Bar and a new Phil's BBQ on the rooftop of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. Petco Park is also introducing a new, reimagined Friar Frank by Tarantino at all Budweiser Ballpark Eats along with a lineup of new hot dogs (Caprese Turkey Dog, Bacon Wrapped Dog, Chili Cheese Dog, Veggie Dog and Lil' Slugger Dog).
Fans can now purchase exclusive game-used equipment at the new Padres Authentics retail location. Available on the Field Level behind Home Plate, Padres Authentics offers everything from historical items from Padres Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Tony Gwynn, to items coming off the field from the day's game.
THE SONY EXPERIENCE
The Sony Experience in the Padres Team Store provides fans the opportunity to take in a Padres game while playing MLB: The Show and other video games on state of the art Sony technology with PlayStation gaming consoles and 4K TVs.
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE powered by HP
The Virtual Reality Experience powered by HP, located in the Padres '47 Brand Team Store and in Section 105, allows fans to hit as many virtual home runs as they can in 90 seconds while participating in MLB's Home Run Derby at Petco Park.
The Padres Membership Headquarters has been relocated to Section 105 across from Seaside Market. Padres Members now have exclusive access to a new happy hour throughout the ballpark, and an updated Flex Membership has been added to the plan offerings for 2018.
PENDRY LUXURY BOXES
Located on the Toyota Terrace in Section 204, the Pendry Luxury Boxes provide premium seating options for Season Ticket Members, which includes cushioned, theater-style seats with built-in USB chargers, private TVs, in-seat service and access to the Omni Premier Club.
MLB BALLPARK APP
Enhance your experience at Petco Park. ALL NEW! Play Padres Bingo, Pick 3, Trivia and kids games, vote for your favorite Dance Cam song, get more information on the San Diego Sports exhibits or receive a video when you are featured on the video board. You can also Ask Friar questions or preview Food, Beer and Today at Petco Park Guides. Don't miss the new Compadres Kids program for children 14 and younger.
DIGITAL TICKETS access your tickets for ballpark entry
ASK FRIAR Ask Friarbot a question, play games or chat live with Guest Services
GAMES play games like Padres Bingo, Pick 3, Padres Trivia, Dance Cam Voting and kids games
YOU'RE FAMOUS if you are featured on the video board we will send you the video
TODAY AT PETCO PARK check out what's happening at Petco Park
FOOD GUIDE a guide to the local ballpark fare from San Diego's most popular restaurants
BEER GUIDE by Budweiser discover the breweries and beer at Petco Park
COMPADRES FAN REWARDS get rewarded for the things you already do as a fan
COMPADRES KIDS access the free kids club, exclusive events, games and prizes