The San Diego Padres have one of the hottest, youngest teams in Major League Baseball, and catching a game at Petco Park in downtown San Diego is a must-do every summer. As members of the competitive National League Western Division, the Padres play 81 home games a year at Petco Park against top teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Padres baseball games at Petco Park usually begin in the early evenings when the weather cools and the temperatures are perfect, although there are a few afternoon “day” games scattered throughout the season. The open-air stadium greets families and fans of all ages and backgrounds who gather to enjoy the game, grab a hot dog and a cold beverage, and cheer on “The Pods.”
History of the San Diego Padres
The Padres have been in San Diego since the team was founded in 1969. The team’s name is an homage to the Spanish Franciscan friars who founded the city. The team’s mascot – the iconic “Swinging Friar” – is one of the most recognizable, and unique, logos in all of sports. The team’s primary colors are a beautiful blend of gold, brown and white.