San Diego Weather at Petco Park
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Since 2001, Petco Park has been the home of the San Diego Padres. Petco Park replaced Qualcomm Stadium, which had been home of the Padres since their inaugural season in 1969. An open-air, baseball-only facility with a natural-grass field, Petco Park is part of a revitalized downtown and East Village district.
The beautiful $458 million ballpark includes features such the Park at the Park (three-acre parcel of land that serves as a neighbourhood park) and the historic facade of the Western Metal warehouse tucked into the left field corner. Petco's centerfield is due north of home-plate, an unusual arrangement for baseball, but one that calms the ocean winds and provides grandstand seats with a view of San Diego Bay and Balboa Park.
The configuration of Petco Park favours San Diego pitchers and frustrates visiting power hitters. While center field is only 396 feet from home plate, the power alleys are further away at 402 feet, while the left and right field lines are 334 and 322 feet, respectively.
Petco is an extreme pitcher's park. ESPN ranks Petco Park #26 offensively. In 2010, Petco Park surrendered a total of 7.22 runs per game for both teams (2nd lowest in MLB). Coors Field surrendered the most runs (10.59).
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