Monday, April 6, 2015

Welcome to Petco Park I


I went to San Diego for the San Diego Padres FanFest. I am not a Padres Fan but I wanted to see Petco Park. I was not disappointed. I live near and have gone to what is considered the best park in Major League Baseball-AT&T Park in San Francisco. I will say this Petco Park tops this. I was lucky enough to wonder around this great ballpark and snapped a lot of pics. This will be a two part blog as Part I will deal with the sightlines and the stadium, Part II (Friday) will deal with all the unique things that make Petco very special:













Here are two things that have to with the Park itself that makes it special:

A sandbox to play in near the left field fence
This building was abandoned by the company above and it was integrated into the park
Petco is a place that needs to seen in person. It is a beautiful place and whoever designed this place got it so right.

62 comments:

  1. beautiful photos.it is nice to read about this park and stadium...

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  2. Hari OM
    ...I guess baseball parks are to you what cricket grounds are to me - some are just that bit extra special! Happy WW to you! YAM xx

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  3. So glad you went and had a good time!

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  4. Thank you for your interest for my MakroTex-linky. Notice that we have a theme for each week! I'll delete the links that have nothing to do with current theme! You can share regular photos for theme too if you don't want to take macro photos. This week's theme was TEXTILE. ;)

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  5. Nice pics I agree with Yamini too

    Have a tanfastic week & thanks for stopping by :-)

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  6. Take me out to the ballgame. It sure does look like fun!

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  7. Checking out your blog from The Great Train Hop from A Peek into My Paradise! Looks fun! Baseball season just started in Chicago!

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    1. Baseball season is here and thanks for checking it out.

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  8. Looks like it's that time of year again. I would love to go to a ballgame.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/04/ww-passover-plagues.html

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    1. Yes, it is. I hope you get a chance to go to a game.

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  9. We used to live in San Diego and I fondly remember the baseball games we watched at Petco Park. I would love to visit and take the kids. Great post!

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  10. I'm not a baseball fan, but the place does look pretty cool!

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  11. Sounds like the perfect place! That sand box looks like so much fun.

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    1. It is a great place to spend some time.

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  12. Love how the building was repurposed!

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    1. That was one of really cool things that I loved.

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  13. It looks great! How nice that you had a chance to see it for yourself!

    Momfever

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  14. Visiting from Wedded Wednesday. Love the pics and how an abandoned building was re-purposed. Looks like you had great fun!

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    1. I did and that is one of coolest features of the place.

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  15. The first thing I thought of was the pet store. lol I love how they integrated the old building in with the park, as well as the sandbox. Your photo with the city in the background may be my favorite shot. Nice job!

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    1. Thank you very much. I loved that shot.

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  16. Fun sandbox! I'm not a baseball fun, but did have fun years ago when seeing two Orioles games, one in Baltimore and one in Toronto.

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    1. Those are two stadiums I have never been too. I need to go.

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  17. I'm not a fan either, but I would go just to see the park like you! =0)

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    1. PS - New GFC follower. =0)

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    2. Thanks for following and you would enjoy it.

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  18. Like the sandbox and old sign. Was it a good game?

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    1. It was the last pre-season game, it was good.

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  19. such a great place..Always love the park and stadium..happy Wednesday :)

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  20. Thanks for sharing! This is actually the first Baseball season I will follow since I've moved here. My team is the Giants though ;)
    It makes sense:
    My football Team -> SD Chargers
    a little up north is:
    My basketball team: The Lakers (I know..... don't even ask about this season)
    and another little bit up north:
    My baseball team.
    Ha. Cali all the way. I hope in 2016 we will finally move there!

    Have a lovely week!
    Anni

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    1. Cool.

      I am Northern Cali all the way, A's, 49ers, Warriors. Been that way all my life.

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  21. My Grandson would love to see this. He loves loves loves baseball here, there, wherever! These are great pics Patrick. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to give Ryan your link so he can come see. Thanks for stopping by also. HUGS

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    1. Thanks for telling him about it. Thanks for the kind words.

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  22. What a lovely stadium! My husband grew up in San Fran — he'd love this. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — please could you pop our badge on the end of your post, next time you link up? And perhaps comment on some of the posts? x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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  23. What a cool place to visit... Loved the sandbox. :)

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  24. So fun. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  25. Thank you for sharing this and your other posts with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Blessings to you also and thanks for coming by.

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  26. Great pictures! Looks like a terrific stadium. Sometimes I have to stop for a second and just be amazed by what humans are able to build and achieve when we work together. Thanks for linking up to #BigTopBlogParty

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  27. What a fun time! Love the sandbox. Thanks for stopping by Tots and Me last week.

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