I wrote a blog post last week about some of the changes at Petco Park, but there's quite a few I missed.
Padres President Mike Dee talked to Darren Smith late last week about the first phase of a 3-5 year project to update and modernize Petco Park. Here's more of the changes:
- The top floor of the Western Metal Supply will have new state of the art seating called "The Rail" which will be San Diego's answer to Boston's Green Monster seats. The seats will be adjoined to a brand new 12 person suite called the "Foul Pole Suite" with "the best view in left field".
- The standing room that was on the top level will now be moved to the roof. It will accommodate more fans and arguably have the best food and beverage in the ballpark with Rimel's Rooftop Grill.
The new @rimelsfreshfood roof deck is coming together. pic.twitter.com/LBtcKkgcJu— Mike Dee (@PadresMikeDee) March 18, 2014
This is shaping up nicely pic.twitter.com/UIBydkyvYu— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) March 24, 2014
- The Rally Bell will also be relocated from the 1st base tower to the Kona Cove next to the Western Metal Supply building. This used to be the area called Jerome's Best Seat in the House.
- Dee says the new sound system is in and working well.
- There's also new signage on the outside of the ballpark
More new signage being installed around Petco Park today. #Padres Opening Night is right around the corner! pic.twitter.com/ADBJWKfNMB— Mike Dee (@PadresMikeDee) March 19, 2014
Checking the updates to #PetcoPark. Here are the new banners on the back of the scoreboard. pic.twitter.com/I7P4SzGil9— Mike Dee (@PadresMikeDee) March 25, 2014
New wall design in the ticket lobby. pic.twitter.com/EkfmZRKhf9— Mike Dee (@PadresMikeDee) March 19, 2014
- Meanwhile Marketing VP Wayne Partello showed off the new Seaside Market yesterday.
Just did a tour of the ballpark. Here is the new @seasidemarket @ #PetcoPark Wow the new areas look great!! pic.twitter.com/nD5eMty4k1— Wayne Partello (@WaynePartello) March 24, 2014
- @ParkAtThePark is always good for a few shots of the ballpark from his birds-eye view in his office building. Here he shows the new vendor area in the park.
Vendor spot, I like this better than the sort of random arrangement on k street pic.twitter.com/0zCSqUuveH— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) March 25, 2014
- And here is the Hodad's new satellite vendor station in the park, which will be real nice.
Hodads all set up pic.twitter.com/ChL83c2YdW— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) March 25, 2014
- Also you've no doubt heard that Bumble Bee Tuna will be leasing the Showley Bros. Candy Factory building. Well they've also got a vendor station near the batter's eye.
I hope this doesn't mean the return of "tuna dogs" pic.twitter.com/UcTgMkMzqk— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) March 25, 2014