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Important games and big concerts attract many visitors, and finding a suitable parking spot can be tough before such events. That’s why we’re here—Parking Access will help you find convenient parking areas for San Diego Padres games. Go through our comprehensive guide to discover all event parking options, Petco Park parking prices, downtown lots, tailgating rules, and more! We will also assist you in getting to the ballpark and provide information on public transit in case you decide not to drive.
How To Get to Petco Park
Petco Park is in the East Village, a lively downtown area known for the San Diego Padres home field. Its address is 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, and you can use it to get driving directions if coming for the first time. Traffic can be a nightmare before major events, so we suggest using the real-time San Diego traffic report for alerts or potential delays.
Do I Need a Negative COVID Test To Go to Petco Park?
Although it’s highly recommended, the venue doesn’t require a negative test or proof of vaccination from any visitor. Click here for more info on health and safety guidelines.
Petco Park Parking Options
Parking for Petco Park visitors is available in numerous parking facilities near the ballpark and the downtown area. The most convenient parking services are located within short walking distance and allow booking in advance. Check out the Petco Park parking map to see the locations of all lots, and then look below for more info on rates. >>Reserve on Vivid Seats
Padres Preferred Parking
Several preferred Petco Park parking facilities are available to Padres fans. You can pre-book a spot and get yourself the most convenient option for all baseball games. See the list below to discover the rates and locations of each car parking structure.
|Preferred Parking Facility||Parking Rate||Address|
|Premier Lot||$28-$50||Imperial Ave, at 11th|
|Padres Parkade||$17-$40||440 11th Ave.|
|Park 12||$25-$40||100 Park Plaza|
|Tailgate Park||$23-$45||Imperial Ave, 12th-14th K. St.|
|Horton Plaza||$20-$40||324 Horton Plaza|
Additional Nearby Lots
These visitor parking structures are adjacent to Petco Park and will sell out on weekends or at big games. The rates also vary for most lots, but you can see the price range in the list below. The first two parking garages are the largest and can accommodate up to 1,000 vehicles. These lots are marked in orange on the Petco Park parking map.
|Parking Facility||Parking Cost||Address|
|6th and K Parade||$15||286 6th St.|
|MTS Garage Parking||$25-$40||1255 Imperial Ave.|
|Diamond View Tower||$25-$40||350 10th Ave.|
|Omni San Diego Hotel||$20-$40||675 L. St.|
|Central Library||$20-$40||330 Park Blvd.|
|Triangle Lot||$20-$40||Imperial Ave, 13th-14th|
Note that Diamond View Tower parking isn’t available on mid-week day games.
Harbor Drive Parking
Each parking garage or lot from the list below is a short walk away from Petco Park—take a walk across the sky bridge and reach the park in no time! All the facilities offer self-parking, while hotels can also provide you with a valet parking service. Check out the Petco Park parking prices:
|Harbor Drive Parking Facility||Parking Cost||Address|
|FAL Lot||$15-$30||Convention Way|
|San Diego Convention Center||$20-$30||111 W. Harbor Dr.|
|Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel||$25-$35||1 Park Blvd.|
|Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel||$45-$60||1 Market Place|
These facilities are marked in yellow on the ballpark parking map, and the pedestrian bridge is right next to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.
All Petco Park parking lots, as well as Ace Parking facilities in the area, offer ADA parking spots for visitors with disabilities. Any guest who uses such spots needs to own and display a disabled parking permit, placard, or license plate. Standard parking rates apply. Check out the Accessibility Guide for information on accessible seating, shuttle service, wheelchairs, etc.
Affordable Parking Near the Venue
Alternatives to official parking at Petco Park will save you money but require more time. The downtown parking lots are 5 to 15 minutes away from Petco Park, so have that in mind if you opt for a city parking service. We listed the most reliable downtown parking facilities and their lowest rates:
|Downtown Parking||Parking Price||Address|
|8th Ave. Surface Lot||$10||G St. between 8th and 9th Ave.|
|Horton Pacific Garage||$10||1088 1st Ave.|
|Park It On Market||$15||614 Market St.|
|Market St. Surface Lot||$10-$25||The market between 7th and 8th Ave.|
|NBC Building||$10-$30||225 broadway|
|525 B St Garage||$12-$32||1150 Sixth Ave.|
If you come across a suitable on-street parking space, check the parking sign or meter to make sure you can leave your vehicle there. Read the sign carefully to avoid getting a San Diego parking ticket! The general parking rate on San Diego streets is $0.25 per 15 minutes.
Tailgating at Petco Park
The Petco Park tailgate lot is the only event parking area that allows tailgating. Tailgate Park is operated by Ace Parking and placed a short walk away from the ballpark:
Follow the listed rules to have the best game-day experience:
- Alcohol consumption is permitted but must be discontinued 30 minutes after the beginning of the event.
- Saving or reserving additional spaces is prohibited.
- Kegs and glass containers aren’t allowed.
- Solicitation and selling of any goods are prohibited.
- Charcoal grills are prohibited.
- Visitors cannot disrupt the flow of traffic or block any pathways.
Transportation to the Park
In case you decide on using public transportation instead of driving, take the San Diego Trolley for only $2.50 one-way. If traveling on the Green Line, head to the Gaslamp Quarter Station or 12th & Imperial Transit Center. The 12th & Imperial Station is a 6-minute walk away, and it’s serviced by Blue and Orange Lines, too. The Gaslamp Quarter Station is only 2 minutes away. For more information, check out The Trolley website.
In addition to Petco Park parking information, we provide useful tips on other MLB facilities, including Chase Field and Coors Field. All San Diego visitors and residents can also go through our other guides to learn how to find a cheap spot at the airport, cruise port, and all the important points in the city. Discover more about:
Plan on starting a trip soon? Have you considered where you’re going to park your car at the airport? Our guide to San Diego Airport Parking has everything you need: on-airport parking rates and availability, handicap parking information, and all the private parking companies with shuttles to and from the terminals.