Welcome to San Diego Blog | April 12, 2010
Padres Home Opener at Petco Park
It’s that time of year again! Downtown San Diego is experiencing the energy of Padres baseball. Today at the season opener, the streets of the East Village and the Gaslamp Quarter filled up with Padres fans eager to kick off this year’s baseball season.
Petco Park announced the game as a sellout of 42, 843 fans and let’s just say the Padres didn’t disappoint. They celebrated their home opener in style by absolutely battering the Braves. The final score ended with the Padres 17 runs and Braves 2 runs.
A Fresh San Diego Padres Baseball Team
We’ve been hearing for the past five or so months that this young Padres team is full of talent and today the Friars put on quite a show. The Padres showed up and exhibited a different style of baseball…a straight blowout.
It is always fun to see all of the fans after a big win like today’s game. The crowds poured out of Petco Park and flocked to local restaurants and bars. Establishments located close to the ball park like El Vitral, Bar Basic, The Proper and Fleetwood were all packed with fans celebrating the big victory.
One of the exciting parts of today’s game was watching Grossmont High and College local Kevin Correia hold the Braves scoreless for four innings from the pitcher’s mound. The crack of the bat could be heard all over the East Village. Also notable, Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers threw the first pitch.
Petco Park Condos – The Ballpark Distict
Condo owners downtown San Diego enjoyed the game from their common area decks. I could see a full house at the rooftop skydeck at Icon San Diego and Diamond Terrace San Diego Condos. Residents of The Legend Condos enjoyed a closer view from the 7th floor deck directly above Park at the Park.
This season promises to be fun filled for Padres fans and fans of visiting teams. I spoke with a Braves fan just after the game and he said that Petco Park is the nicest baseball stadium he has ever seen. It’s true, Petco Park is one of the finest baseballs stadiums in the world.
Don’t forget, weekday game times were changed to 3:35pm this year so kids don’t need to miss school and all of us adults can still work a half day and make it to the game on-time. Enjoy Padres baseball San Diego!