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Entry Policies

  • ANIMALS
    Certified service animals or service animals in training, are welcome at Petco Park. On select promotional dates (such as Dog Day of Summer, etc.) pets will be permitted into certain areas of the ballpark. Any exceptions will be at the discretion and authorization of the San Diego Padres.

    BAGS/BACKPACKS
    All containers and bags smaller than 16 inches x 16 inches x 8 inches are permitted into Petco Park. Bags and containers are subject to inspection by gate security prior to entering the ballpark. Hard-sided coolers and bags or backpacks with metal frames are not allowed into Petco Park.

    BALL RETRIEVERS
    For the general safety of Petco Park guests, ball retrievers of any kind are not permitted into the ballpark.

    BANNERS AND SIGNS
    Petco Park and the San Diego Padres welcome fan support as demonstrated by 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 eyesight of the batter and/or hang in any area of the playing field or over seat railings, infringe on the sightlines of other guests, obstruct any advertising signage, be more than 4 foot x 8 foot in size, or be commercial, political or obscene in nature.

    The San Diego Padres reserves the right, and sole discretion, to allow or remove any sign or banner from Petco Park.

    BATS AND BROOMS
    For the general safety of Petco Park guests, bats, brooms, wooden sticks, or rods are not permitted into Petco Park. Small whiskbrooms or small souvenir bats are permitted.

    BEACH BALLS
    Beach balls, baseballs, Frisbees, or any other objects cannot be thrown inside the ballpark. Additional items also prohibited are large inflatable objects.

    BOTTLES/CANS/OUTSIDE BEVERAGES
    Sealed, bottled waters twenty (20) ounces or less and soft-sided single juice or milk containers are the only outside beverages permitted into Petco Park. Guests with disabilities may bring factory sealed plastic or paper containers that contain liquids required for medical reasons into the ballpark.

    CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS
    Still and video cameras are welcome in Petco Park. Guests are asked to avoid standing in the aisles while using video equipment, obstructing the views of others, or using tripods or monopods.

    The San Diego Padres reserve the right to request that guests discontinue filming or taking pictures on ballpark property.

    LAWN CHAIRS/SEATING DEVICES
    Chairs or seating devices with a rigid frame are not permitted inside Petco Park. Guests are welcome to bring in towels, blankets, soft seat cushions or mats for use inside Petco Park. Guests with disabilities may be allowed to bring in specialized seating devices required for medical reasons.

    ENTRY
    Only those guests with valid tickets and credentials are permitted into Petco Park.

    EXIT/RE-ENTRY
    Guests wishing to leave Petco Park but planning to return during the same game must have their ticket scanned at the gate by a Guest Services Representative prior to exiting.

    FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICIES
    The San Diego Padres allow guests to bring food into Petco Park 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 could be thrown as a projectile should 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. Bottles, cans, thermoses, jugs and containers larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches are prohibited.
    • Sealed, bottled water under one-half liter (20 oz.) and soft-sided single juice or milk containers are the only outside beverages permitted into Petco Park. Guests with disabilities may bring factory-sealed plastic or paper containers that contain liquids required for medical reasons into the ballpark.

    LASER POINTERS
    Laser pointers are not permitted inside Petco Park.

    LUGGAGE
    For the general safety of Petco Park guests, luggage is not allowed into the Ballpark. In addition, no luggage or bags larger than the allowable 16 inches x 16 inches x 8 inches size can be checked in at Petco Park at the Guest Services Center or any Ballpark area.

    NOISE-MAKING DEVICES
    Musical instruments or any type of noise-making device may not be brought into Petco Park. Any exceptions will be at the discretion of the San Diego Padres.

    PROHIBITED ITEMS
    For the comfort and security of all, the following items are not permitted in Petco Park:

    - Balloons
    - Baseball Bats
    - Boom Boxes
    - Fireworks
    - Footballs
    - Frisbees
    - Hard-sided Coolers
    - Inflatable Balls
    - Laser Pointers
    - Lawn Chairs
    - Noisemaking Devices
    - Weapons (firearms, knives, etc.)


    The Padres reserve the right to inspect and remove any packages and containers.

    STROLLERS
    Petco Park welcomes guests with strollers. However, their use should not in any way inhibit general guest movement or block any aisles.

    Strollers can be checked at the Guest Services Center on the Field Level (Main Concourse) near Section 108 and the Upper Guest Services Center adjacent to Section 313.

    UMBRELLAS
    Umbrellas are permitted inside Petco Park should rain be forecast and on unusually hot days, provided they do not block the view of other guests.

    WATER BOTTLES
    Sealed, bottled waters under one-half liter (20 oz.) are permitted into Petco Park. Guests may also bring empty, sport-type water bottles and fill them at any water fountain throughout the ballpark.

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