Padres Announce Details for Don Welke On Deck Classic

Padres prospects to play Rangers prospects on Tuesday, October 1

September 18th, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today released details surrounding the Don Welke On Deck Classic game on Tuesday, October 1 at Petco Park, when top prospects from the organization will take on prospects from the Texas Rangers’ organization. Admission to the event will be free with the Home Plate Gate opening at 4:00 p.m. Fans will be able to watch the Padres’ prospects take batting practice beginning at 4:25 p.m. with first pitch slated for 6:10 p.m.

  Padres Members will be able to claim up to six complimentary field level tickets by logging into the “To Do List and Special Offers” tab via their My Tickets account. General admission tickets for the general public will be available for free online at and at the entry gates on the day of the game. Free parking will be available to Padres Members in the Lexus Premier Lot on a first-come, first-served basis when claimed in advance. General fan parking will be available day of for $10 in the Padres Parkade on 10th Avenue at J street and at the Tailgate Lot on Imperial Avenue. Select concessions on the main concourse will be available with specials including $3 hot dogs and sodas. The Padres ‘47 Brand Team Store will also offer 50% off select merchandise during the event. Padres Members will also have exclusive access to a pregame happy hour in the Membership Lounge presented by Tequila Herradura. 

  The Don Welke On Deck Classic will serve as the culmination of the Instructional League program that began earlier this month in Peoria, Ariz. Prior to Tuesday’s game, the entire Padres Instructional League roster will participate in various community initiatives on Monday, September 30 throughout the greater San Diego region.          

  Participants in previous On Deck games include current Padres Fernando Tatis Jr., Luis Urías, Josh Naylor, Eric Lauer, Andres Muñoz, Michel Baez and Adrian Morejon. Full rosters for this year’s On Deck game will be announced at a later date. For more information on the event, visit