Since opening in 2004, Petco Park in San Diego has been known as a pitcher’s haven and one hitters cringe at the thought of. The Padres’ home has finished last three times and second-to-last twice in home runs allowed.
In an attempt to increase the number of runs scored, sections of the outfield fences were moved in prior to last season. Batters were able to take advantage of the changes in 2013 and next month fans will have the opportunity to do the same.
On March 15 the Padres will be hosting a promotion giving those 16 years of age and over a chance to swing for the fences. The winners will receive season tickets. To win all you have to do is hit a home run. Sounds simple enough, right?
Before stepping into the batter’s box a waiver must be signed. Participants will only be allowed to swing at one pitch, so selecting wisely will be key. If you played Division 1 collegiate or professional baseball you won’t be eligible to claim the prize. Sorry if you happen to fall into either group.
In case you’re wondering what it will take to be the owner of two seats in the upper infield section, above are the park’s official dimensions.