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2016 MLB ALL-STAR SUMMER EVENTS

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Parking and Transportation

Entry Gates

Petco Park entry gates open at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11 and at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Guests should plan on arriving early.

Parking

Parking downtown is extremely limited and expected to sell-out early. All Padres controlled parking lots near Petco Park-Lexus Premier Lot, Tailgate Park and Padres Parkade-are sold-out in advance, and will open at 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 11 and 12. Off-site public parking at Bayfront Hilton, Convention Center and Horton Plaza garages will be sold based on availability. All-Star event guests are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

Trolley

Trolley will be offering additional special event service to and from downtown on Friday, July 8-Tuesday, July 12. Park and ride lots are located along Trolley lines, including 5,000 free parking spaces at the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot (recommended park and ride location). Trolley tickets are available in advance using mticket mobile app. All-Star Game Commemorative 1-day, 2-day and 3-day trolley tickets are now available at designated locations. For more information, please visit: https://www.sdmts.com/inside-mts/events/mlb-all-star-game

Coaster

Coaster will offer additional special event service from North County to downtown on Sunday, July 10, Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12. Southbound trains will depart from Oceanside at the following times:

Sunday, July 10: 8:23 a.m., 11:09 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:56 p.m.

Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12: 7:42 a.m., 9:43 a.m., 11:08 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 2:42 p.m.

Northbound trains will depart from Santa Fe Depot 1 hour after the event conclusion each night. RegionPlus fare tickets include free Trolley transfer and advanced sales are available online at http://www.gonctd.com/eticket

Entry Policies

Animals

Service animals are welcomed at Petco Park. In keeping with U.S. ADA regulations, disabled guests may use either a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the guest. The work or tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the guest's disability. As such, animals that solely provide emotional support or companionship to a guest will not be permitted inside the ballpark.

On select promotional dates (such as Dog Days of Summer), a limited number of pets are permitted into certain areas of the ballpark. Exceptions will be made at the discretion and authorization of the San Diego Padres.

When the Park at the Park is open to the public, the City of San Diego enforces the "leash law" as stated in San Diego Municipal Code §63.0102 Use of Public Parks and Beaches Regulated (b)(2).

Bags/backpacks

All soft-sided containers and bags that measure sixteen (16) inches by sixteen (16) inches by eight (8) inches or smaller are permitted into Petco Park. All bags and containers are subject to inspection by security prior to entering the ballpark. Hard-sided coolers, bags, backpacks with metal frames, or items that exceed 16"x16"x8" are not permitted into Petco Park.

Banners and Signs

The San Diego Padres welcome and encourage fan support including homemade signs and banners. To ensure that these articles do not distract others, we ask that guests adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The San Diego Padres request that banners not be placed in the direct sight line of the batter and/or hung in any area of the playing field or over seat backs, protective railings, infringe on the sight lines of other guests, obstruct any advertising signage or video ribbon boards, be larger than four (4) feet by eight (8) feet in size, or be commercial, political, or obscene in nature.
  • The Padres have sole discretion to permit or remove any sign or banner from the ballpark at any time.
Bats and Brooms

For general safety reasons, guests are not permitted to bring bats, brooms, wooden sticks, or rods of any sort into the ballpark. Small whiskbrooms or small souvenir bats are permitted. Please refer to Prohibited Items for a complete listing of items not allowed in the ballpark.

Beach Balls

Inflatable items (such as baseballs, bats, beach balls, dolls, etc.), Frisbees, and other similar objects are prohibited inside Petco Park. Please refer to Prohibited Items for a complete listing of items not allowed in the ballpark.

Bottles/cans/Outside Beverages

Factory-sealed, bottled water that is twenty (20) ounces or less and soft-sided single juice or milk containers are the only outside beverages permitted in to Petco Park. Guests with disabilities may bring factory-sealed plastic or paper containers that contain liquids required for medical reasons in to the ballpark.

Cameras and Camcorders (Electronic Recording Devices)

Guests are welcome to bring still cameras, video cameras and other electronic recording devices in Petco Park for their personal use. Guests must avoid obstructing the views of others when using video recording or photography equipment. The San Diego Padres reserve the right to request that guests discontinue filming or taking photographs on ballpark property.

Cellular and Smartphones

Guests are welcome to use cellular telephones in Petco Park provided their use does not disturb other guests.

Chewing Tobacco

The use of chewing or smokeless tobacco by guests is prohibited in Petco Park.

Children

Petco Park offers complimentary admission to children under thirty-six (36) inches in height, provided they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. These children must sit in the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat.

Exit/Re-Entry

Guests wishing to leave Petco Park but planning to return during the same game must have their ticket and hand stamped by security prior to exiting. Only guests with both a stamped valid ticket stub and a stamped hand will be granted ballpark re-entry.

Food and Beverage Policies

The San Diego Padres permit guests to bring food into Petco Park for individual consumption (but not for large groups of individuals) as long as the items are consumed in the general seating or designated picnic areas. Outside food cannot be brought into any restaurant, club lounge, or suite. Guests must also adhere to the following:

  • All food items should be wrapped, bagged, or left inside a container to avoid spillage.
  • Food that might be thrown as a projectile must be sliced or sectioned (i.e., oranges, apples and other fruits).
  • Food containers must be soft-sided and small enough to fit under the guest's seat. All bottles, cans, thermoses, jugs and containers that are larger than sixteen (16) inches by sixteen (16) inches by eight (8) inches are prohibited inside Petco Park.
  • Factory-sealed, bottled water that is twenty (20) ounces or less and soft-sided single juice and milk containers are the only outside beverages permitted into Petco Park. Guests with disabilities may bring factory-sealed plastic or paper containers containing liquids required for medical reasons into the ballpark.*

*For more details, stop by one of our Guest Service Centers throughout the ballpark.

Gate Times

The Park at the Park opens two and a half hours prior to game time via the Gaslamp and East Village Gates. All other ballpark entries open 90 minutes prior to game time. All ballpark entries are fully accessible.

All gate times are subject to change for special events, including Opening Day, as well as post-season play.

Season Tickets Members have special pre-game access to batting practice (30 minutes prior to public gates) via the Park Blvd. Gate. Lexus Home Plate Club Tickets can also access the ballpark and select Lexus Home Plate Club amenities two (2) hours prior to game time via the Media/VIP Gate.

Guest Code of Conduct

The San Diego Padres and their contracted service partners are committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and enjoyable ballpark experience for all guests. Team Members will be proactive and ensure the following:

  • The progress of the game or event is not disrupted by guests' actions or by unauthorized persons accessing the playing field or restricted areas.
  • Inappropriate or indecent clothing does not detract from the guest experience.
  • Guests can enjoy the ballpark experience free from foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.
  • Guests refrain from displays of affection inappropriate in a public family setting.
  • Intervention with an impaired or intoxicated guest is handled in a prompt and safe manner.
  • Guests present their tickets when requested and sit only in their ticketed locations.
  • The San Diego Padres reserve the right to remove any guest at any time who does not comply with the Guest Code of Conduct.
Guest Feedback

The San Diego Padres are interested in guests' opinions. Throughout the season, guests can express their thoughts through Comment Cards (available at Guest Service Centers), by emailing Fan Feedback (fanfeedback@padres.mlb.com), or on the Padres website at padres.com. Additional information is available at any Guest Services Center.

Laser Pointers

Laser pointers are not permitted inside Petco Park Please refer to Prohibited Items for a complete listing of items not allowed in the ballpark.

Noise-Making Devices

Musical instruments or any type of noise-making device are prohibited from being brought into Petco Park. Any exceptions will be at the discretion and authorization of the San Diego Padres. Please refer to Prohibited Items for a complete listing of items not allowed in the ballpark.

Pets

Service animals are welcomed at Petco Park. In keeping with U.S. ADA regulations, disabled guests may use either a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the guest. The work or tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the guest's disability. As such, animals that solely provide emotional support or companionship to a guest will not be permitted inside the ballpark.

On select promotional dates (such as Dog Days of Summer), a limited number of pets are permitted into certain areas of the ballpark. Exceptions will be made at the discretion and authorization of the San Diego Padres.

When the Park at the Park is open to the public, the City of San Diego enforces the "leash law" as stated in San Diego Municipal Code §63.0102 Use of Public Parks and Beaches Regulated (b)(2).

Prohibited Items

For the comfort and safety of all, guests are not permitted to enter Petco Park with hazardous or potentially disruptive items. For a complete list, please see Prohibited Items.

Guests are encouraged to leave prohibited items at home or in their car. All items are subject to search prior to entry. Any guest intentionally possessing a prohibited item inside Petco Park is subject to ejection from the ballpark and may be subject to criminal arrest and prosecution.

The San Diego Padres reserve the right to adjust Petco Park entry policies at their sole discretion without any prior notice.

For everyone's safety, Petco Park uses video surveillance cameras at all entry gates and inside the ballpark that are monitored 24 hours each and every day.

Segways

Guests with mobility disabilities will be permitted to use Segways within Petco Park during select baseball games, ballpark tours and any other ballpark event. When permitted, a Guest Services Representative will locate a suitable location for viewing the event or escort the guest to the nearest Guest Services Center. At no time will Segways be permitted on elevators or escalators within the ballpark.

If over 30,000 tickets for a baseball game have been sold or, in the case of another event, the event is at or over 70% capacity, Segways will not be permitted within Petco Park due to safety concerns related to the operation of a motor-driven device in crowded areas. If Segways are not permitted for a particular game or event, affected guests will be offered an opportunity to check their Segways with Guest Services Center and will be offered a conventional wheelchair in order to access the ballpark.

Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service is available for guests with disabilities. The shuttles provide transportation between the Padres Parkade, Tailgate Park, the MTS Garage and Petco Park. The shuttle service is available two (2) hours prior to the start of a scheduled game and continues for approximately one-half (1/2) hour following the conclusion of the game. Guests upon arrival may also text SD (space) "requesting a shuttle and location" to 69050. Guests wishing to utilize this service following the game should report to the Street Level Guest Services Center as a designated shuttle pickup. Our guests' patience is requested. Service will be provided in the order that the calls are received.

Smoking Policy

Petco Park is a smoke-free facility. Guests who wish to utilize standard or electronic smoking devices at a Petco Park event are required to utilize the designated locations outside the ballpark. Guests wishing to exit the ballpark and return to the same event must receive a re-entry stamp from gate personnel.

Storage

Guests should use the space available beneath their seats to store personal items. Wheelchairs and strollers may be checked at the Guest Services Centers located on the Field Level (Main Concourse) at Section 108, the Upper Level near section 313, as well as the Toyota Terrace Concierge Desk adjacent to Section 208.

Strollers

Petco Park welcomes guests with strollers. However, their use must not limit guest movement or block aisles.

Guests should refrain from leaving strollers unattended or storing them on the concourse or in the seating bowl. For guest convenience and ballpark safety, strollers should be checked at the Guest Services Centers located on the Field Level (Main Concourse), at Section 108, the Upper Level near Section 313, as well as the Toyota Terrace Concierge Desk adjacent to Section 208.

Umbrellas

Umbrellas are not permitted inside Petco Park. Please refer to Prohibited Items for a complete listing of items not allowed in the ballpark.

Water Bottles

Factory-sealed, bottled water that are twenty (20) ounces or less are permitted into Petco Park. Guests may also bring empty, sport-type water bottles and fill them at any water fountain throughout the ballpark.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available for guests' temporary use at the Guest Services Center located on the Street Level near the Home Plate Gate, Field Level (Main Concourse) adjacent to Section 108 and the Upper Level near Section 313. Identification will be required when a wheelchair is checked out. Identification will be returned once the wheelchair is returned. Wheelchair storage is available at the Guest Services Center on Field Level (Main Concourse) adjacent to Section 108. Wheelchair escorts to and from seats are available upon request.

Wheelchair Lifts are located throughout the ballpark to assist guests in accessing specific locations.

The San Diego Padres remain committed to ensuring that the Petco Park experience is an enjoyable and accessible one for guests with disabilities or special needs. We continue to fine-tune this award winning ballpark from both operational and facilities standpoints. For additional information, please contact the San Diego Padres' Coordinator of Disabled Guest Services at (619) 795-5181.

Safety Screening

FAQ: Security & Metal Detectors

Why is metal detection screening required?

Major League Baseball has mandated the screening of all guests upon entry into every MLB ballpark in order to increase and standardize security practices across the game. Fan and staff safety is a top priority for the San Diego Padres and we believe this change greatly enhances ballpark security.

What can guests expect at the gates at Petco Park?

As they have in the past, fans with bags will have their bags checked outside of gates. All fans will be asked to remove cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases and other large metal objects from their pockets before walking through a metal detector. If the device detects something, the guest will be checked with a hand-held wand, with further security follow-up, if needed.

Is this like TSA at the airport?

The process looks similar to airport screening, but our equipment is specifically calibrated to identify larger metal objects, rather than small, non-threatening metal items like watches and belt buckles. Fans will not be asked to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets or coins before passing through the metal detector.

Does this mean it's going to take longer to enter the ballpark?

The Padres are making every effort to ensure this security enhancement doesn't slow down the process of getting into the game. We will have extra staff on duty at peak entry times to help facilitate the quickest entry possible. We appreciate your patience.

What can I do to help get into the ballpark quickly?

Arrive early, know which items are prohibited, and avoid bringing a bag, if at all possible. Fans without bags can use Express Entry lines at each main gate to bypass bag search lines and enter the ballpark as efficiently as possible.

Are the Padres restricting bag sizes like the NFL?

We are not changing our bag policy. The Padres will continue to allow bags, backpacks, purses and soft-sided coolers, as long as they are not larger than 16" x 16" x 8". All bags, including purses, will continue to be subject to search for prohibited items upon entry to Petco Park.

I have a medical device that sets off metal detectors. What should I do?

Discreetly contact the security officer at the entry gate. They are trained and prepared to help you with an alternative screening method.

Can I still bring a stroller through the metal detector? What about a wheelchair?

MLB mandates that all guests are screened prior to entry. Those with strollers and those who use wheelchairs will not have to go through walk-through detectors, but they will be subject to an alternate screening method, in addition to the standard bag search.

Do your metal detectors emit any electromagnetic waves that can harm me?

All CEIA metal detection equipment in use at Petco Park meets or exceeds local and international standards for electromagnetic emissions and immunity, as well as electrical safety standards used worldwide. For further information, visit the manufacturer's website: www.CEIA-USA.com.