Petco Park Tours - Tips & Helpful Hints

Posted in 2023 in

Are tours of Petco Park open to the public? Yes. Almost every day, multiple times per day, you can receive a guided tour of the San Diego Padres magnificent downtown baseball stadium.

The schedule is as confusing as Phil Niekro knuckleball, but try your best to follow:
In general, there will be a tour of Petco Park almost every day at 10AM, 12PM and 2PM with some restrictions (for example, concert dates, holidays) Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Petco Stadium Tours on Padres Game Days

When the Padres are in town, the tour schedule bends to accommodate the fluctuating game times. For the last tour right before the Padres game, a ticket to the game is required. The earlier tours are open to the public with no game ticket required. If you have questions about tours, call 619-795-5011 or email

Each tour differs slightly, depending on what other activities are going on in the ballpark. Tours may include a visit to the premium lounges and luxury suites, Press Box, the dugout, bullpen, the historic Western Metal Supply building, Hall of Fame, Cutwater Coronado Club and onto the field, among countless other memorable highlights.

The behind the scenes tour of Padres stadium lasts about an hour and a half, and covers 1.5 miles of the stadium! Its a great field trip for students, sports teams and other youth groups, seniors as well as corporate trips.

Tour Tickets

Tickets are $30, with discounts available for season ticket holders and groups. Kids under 36 inches are free. Way to go, li’l shorties! Tours are rain or shine and stroller / wheelchair accessible. Prices are subject to change (increase), as anyone living in San Diego more than a month can attest to.

Tickets can be purchased here. Additionally, tour tickets can be purchased at Petco Park at the Western Metal Building Ticket Windows starting 30 minutes prior to each tour. First-come, first-served.

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Private Tours are also available on game days and non-game days. Reach out to the Padres for information, reservations and pricing.

Tips & Helpful Hints

  • Check to see if the Padres are in town before planning your tour as this may impact what you get to see.
  • Look out for senior rates or discounts when booking.
  • Make sure to ask questions and engage with your tour guide for the best experience.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking, as the tour involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs
  • Bring a camera to take photos of the iconic sites and historic stops. Take advantage of the views of the field from the Western Metal Supply Building.
  • Look out for the Padres Hall of Fame and the Breitbard Hall of Fame, two of the most interesting stops.
  • If you are a baseball fan, look out for the batting cages and the weight room.
  • Petco Park Insider - Make the most of events and baseball games at San Diego's Petco Park. Join the conversation (@PetcoParkSD) or contact us about info posted on this website. For tickets and stadium experience inquiries, contact the Padres at 619–795–5000.

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