- Address: 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 40,000
- Opened: 8 April 2004
- Main use: Baseball
- Tenants: San Diego Padres (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Petco Park
The construction of the ballpark started in 2000. It is known as a venue for several events, like baseball, basketball, concerts, football, golf, monster truck events, motorcycle racing, rugby sevens and tennis. The construction costs of the Major League Baseball stadium were $450 million. The stadium is named after the pet retailer Petco. The company bought the naming rights of the stadium in 2004 for $60 million in a 22-year deal. In 2021, Petco signed a new deal with the Padres which extended the naming rights deal. The stadium’s record attendance was set when 45,000 fans showed up for a MLB match which included the San Diego Padres. The Padres played their first Major League Baseball game at the stadium in 2004. The baseball club was founded in 1969.
The 1984 World Series
In 1984, the Padres reached the World Series for the first time in their history. The Detroit Tigers from Michigan won the World Series that year. It was the 81st edition of the World Series. The 1984 World Series consisted of five matches. The San Diego Padres won one of those five matches. The first game of the 1984 World Series took place in San Diego. The Detroit Tigers won the game in front of 57,000 spectators. The next day, the Padres defeated the Tigers in San Diego.
The 1998 World Series
In 1998, the San Diego Padres reached the World Series for the second time in their history. The New York Yankees, the first club with 20 World Series titles, won all four 1998 World Series matches. The first two 1998 World Series games took place in New York. The other two took place in San Diego. The first 1998 World Series match attracted a crowd of 56,000. The first 1998 World Series match in San Diego took place in front of 64,000 people.