Hope no one enjoyed going behind the left field fence during games. One of the changes this year at Petco is not for the better. The Pads are closing the interesting little area in front of the Western Metal building behind the fence where you could stand at field level and watch the game unfold. The team is turning that area and the little nook near it in the Padres store into a new suite for games. They've installed TV's, tables, chairs and all manner of stuff and roped the area off now.
KUSI's Michael Turko opened this file over a year ago when a downtown bridge project got way behind schedule. The completion date was moved back at least three times since then. But now Turko says it's just about done, and he's impressed!
The development of PETCO Park exceeded all of the City's expectations and projections with regards to job creation, sales tax revenue, private investment, increased property values, hotel rooms, commercial space, housing units, and property taxes.