What’s Happening and New for the 2015 Padres Home Opener Series

Inside Petco - Courtesy Petco Park

It’s been a busy offseason for the San Diego Padres and everyone is getting excited about the additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Craig Kimbrel and the humongous new screen in Petco Park!

If you are lucky enough to be here in San Diego this weekend, here’s what’s going on during the 2015 Padres home opener series and also what’s new both inside and outside Petco Park.

Padres Opening Series Against the Giants

Padres Home Opener - Courtesy Petco Park

Watch the Padres take on the San Francisco Giants at beautiful Petco Park

To kick off the 2015 home season, the San Diego Padres will take on the current World Series Champs, the San Francisco Giants. While the home opener on Thursday has been sold out for some time, there are still tickets available for the remaining three games.

For those lucky enough to score tickets for this weekend’s series, the Padres have some great promotions each for each game:

  • Thursday, 9 April – Padres Fedora and 2015 Schedule Cling
  • Friday, 10 April – Party in the Park
  • Saturday, 11 April – Postgame Laser Show
  • Sunday, 12 April – KidsFest and Military Opening Day

> Find out more about Padres Home Opener vs Giants

5th Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party

5th Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party

For the fifth year in a row, the East Village Association celebrates the opening of the MLB baseball season as the San Diego Padres open the gates of Petco Park to host the San Francisco Giants.

Show your team pride and “root, root, root for the home team” as the East Village kicks-off the party. Local FM radio station The Mighty 1090 will be broadcasting live from the block party.

  • Enjoy live entertainment from local bands and DJ’s
  • Thirst-quenching local craft beer garden between 8th and 9th Avenue featuring Mission Brewery, Stone Brewing Co., and MonkeyPaw
  • Specialty baseball-themed cocktails from 619 Vodka, San Diego’s ultra premium vodka.
  • Great food selections from delicious local restaurants and fantastic food trucks between 6th and 7th Avenue
  • Country music themed block between 7th and 8th Ave.
  • Plenty of interactive games and entertainment!

Where: J Street Between 6th and 10th Avenues, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about 5th Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party

What’s New in Petco Park

New High Def Video Board

The new screen out in left field is impossible to miss. At 61-feet tall and 123-feet wide, baseball fans will be able to see the game up close no matter which seat you are in.

Deep Eddy Vodka Hideaway

Deep Eddy Vodka Hideaway Petco Park

Are you more into handcraft cocktails and not craft beer? Then the new Deep Eddy Vodka Hideaway in the left-field corner terrace is the place to you! The signature cocktails will be made from Deep Eddy Ruby Red and Deep Eddy Lemon vodkas, both crafted with real California Grapefruits and lemons. If you don’t want to miss much of the game walking to the Hideaway, the cocktails will also be available at all the bars throughout the park.

What’s New Right Outside Petco Park

Before you head into Petco Park, check out these new additions to the East Village Area:

  • Stella Public House
    Where: 1429 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    What to Expect: Farm to Table Pizza and Craft Beer
  • Bottega Americana
    Where: 1195 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
    What to Expect: Everything Italian from a salumeria to wood-fired pizza to fresh seafood.
  • Half Door Brewing
    Where: 903 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
    What to Expect: A traditional Irish countryside pub with a lineup of in-house craft beer.
  • Comun Kitchen & Tavern
    Where: 935 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    What to Expect: Cocktails, Craft Beer, Great Food, and Good Tunes.
  • Fairweather
    Where: 793 J St. San Diego, CA 92101
    What to Expect: A rooftop oasis featuring drinks from sunny places.
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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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