Padres Overview

Fast facts

League: Cactus League

Head Coach: Andy Green

Team Mascot: Swinging Friar

Year Opened: 1994

Capacity: 12339

City / State: Peoria / Arizona

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Padres vs Dodgers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers are the Padres biggest rivals, and there is plenty of bad blood between San Diego and Los Angeles as well, especially with the Chargers recent move up the coast. San Diegans don’t like Los Angeles, particularly the Dodgers, so you’ll experience an intense atmosphere when attending a Padres-Dodgers game.

Padres vs Giants

Rival Team: San Franciso Giants

Outside of the Dodgers, the Giants are the Padres biggest rivals. The Giants and Padres have been squaring off since the Padres entered the league in 1969 and there is no love lost between these two teams and fan bases. You’ll always be in for a good contest when attending a Padres-Giants game.

Padres Tailgate Guide


When attending a Padres spring training game, you’ll want to get to the Peoria Sports Complex early to watch the Padres practice and tailgate before the game. Watching your favorite team work out and practice is one of the best parts of spring training as it allows you to get up-close to all your favorite players. Padres practices open at 9:15, so get here early and see your favorite players as well as the Padres best prospects practice before the game.

Additionally, you’ll want to arrive at the ballpark early to enjoy a full morning or afternoon of tailgating before the game. The tailgating atmosphere at Peoria Sports Complex is one of the best in spring training, and you’ll meet Padres fans from all over the country who have converged on Peoria to watch the team warm up before the season. Bring some beers and your favorite tailgate food, and you’ll make new friends quickly as everyone here loves to party and talk ball.

There isn’t a better place to be during February and March for die-hard Padres fans than Peoria, Arizona, so get to the ballpark early and make the most out of your trip to spring training.


Padres Practices

The Padres practice fields are located beyond first base and open at 9:15 am. The Padres major league players practice on fields 1 and 2, while the minor leaguers practice on fields 3 through 6. You can also check out Seattle Mariners practices during your trip to Peoria.

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Giant Baseballs

Get your picture taken with the giant baseballs outside the ticket booth. The balls present a fun photo op and are a favorite among young fans, so don’t miss them when attending to a Padres spring training game.

Where to tailgate

Padres Stadium Guide

In Game

Padres fans will love attending a spring training game at Peoria Sports Complex. Peoria Sports Complex is one of the finest spring training facilities in baseball and offers everything you need for an incredible spring training experience.

One thing that makes attending a Padres spring training game such an excellent experience is the ease with which you can get autographs. The complex is home to Autograph Alley, which is a designated area where you’ll be able to get up close to all your favorite players after the game.

Another excellent feature of Peoria Sports Complex is all the extras you’ll find here. You’ll have the option to purchase an all-you-can-eat experience, craft beer tasting experience, and other exclusive dining options making each trip to spring training an unforgettable one. Fans bring kids will also love Peoria Cove, which is one of the best kids areas you’ll find anywhere.

Additionally, those of you who are looking to throw a group event at the ballpark will love the variety of group options available to you. Whether you rent a suite, the Colonnade, the Pavilion, or the Terrace, everyone in your group will go home happy after attending a spring training game at Peoria Sports Complex.

Peoria Sports Complex is one of the best spring training ballparks around, so plan your trip to Padres spring training today.

Things to check out

Autograph Alley

Autograph Alley is located on the right field concourse and is the best place to get autographs when attending a Mariners spring training game. The only thing separating the fans from the players at Autograph Alley is a blue fence giving you the perfect opportunity to get up-close to your favorite player and secure their signature.

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Peoria Cove

If you’re taking the kids to the game, then stop by Peoria Cove. Peoria Cove features a playground, miniature baseball field, a splash pad, and more making it an excellent place for kids during the game.

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Craft Beer Courtyard

Beer lovers will love the Craft Beer Courtyard. For $25, you can purchase five 12 oz pours from the selection of beers at the Craft Beer Courtyard. The Craft Beer Courtyard also features picnic seating as well making it easy for you to socialize at the game.

All You Can Eat

You won’t have to worry about being hungry at the Peoria Sports Complex as you can upgrade your experience by purchasing a pass to All You Can Eat on the Terrace. All You Can Eat costs $25 and offers you an incredible selection of pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, and more.

Chefs a la Carte

Located on the Veranda, Chef’s a la Carte offers the best pre-game dining experience available at the ballpark. Here you’ll enjoy gourmet ballpark food, HDTVs, and a semi-private bar for just $25.

Team Store

Located on the Veranda, Chef’s a la Carte offers the best pre-game dining experience available at the ballpark. Here you’ll enjoy gourmet ballpark food, HDTVs, and a semi-private bar for just $25.


Enjoy a game in luxury from 3,300 sq ft Colonnade. Colonnade features a full-service bar, air conditioning, private restrooms, and more making it the premier group experience at Peoria Sports Complex.


The Pavilion is located above the left field bullpen and is an excellent space to hold a group event. Here you’ll enjoy a great view, lounge seating, a barbecue menu, a private bar, and more.


The Terrace is a great place to socialize and enjoy a Mariners spring training game with your group. The Terrace includes the All You Can Eat menu before the game and can accommodate groups of up to 100 people.

Padres Bars & Restaurants

  1. Kimmyz On Greenway Rock & Roll Bar & Grill


    Join the family and enjoy live music and great bar food.

    5930 W Greenway Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Great Eagle Bar & Grill


    Great Eagle Bar & Grill is a full service bar and grill with a large selection of liquor and beer.

    17091 N Happy Trail, Surprise, AZ 85374, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Cheers Tavern


    Basic watering hole serving burgers & other bar bites in a pared-down setting.

    5915 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

    Rosies Waterwork

    Festive NASCAR-centric hot spot showcasing weekly stand-up acts & live music plus familiar bar food.

    6070 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  5. Stinger’s Sports Bar

    beer glass

    Utilitarian venue offering bar eats, pool tables, darts, televised sports events & live music.

    10040 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Padre Murphy’s

    Padre Murphys

    Classic sports tavern featuring American pub grub, more than 80 TVs & off-track betting.

    4338 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Caminero Mexican Restaurant

    Caminero Mexican Restaurant

    This relaxed, mural-bedecked Mexican cafe features counter-serve burritos, tortas & combo meals.

    8248 W Deer Valley Rd, Peoria, AZ 85382, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  8. Parson’s Family Restaurant

    Parsons Family Restaurant

    Mom-&-pop breakfast & lunch place turning out hearty American eats in bright, basic surrounds.

    5921 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Nino’s Mexican Restaurant

    La Isla mexican El Toro Bar Grill

    Casual eatery providing plates of basic Mexican fare plus beer & wine amid colorful decor.

    13519 W Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  10. Mercer’s Restaurant


    Comfy spot in a strip-mall serving American eats from morning to night, with daily specials.

    9720 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345, USA

    Bar website

    cafe - $

  11. Vogue Bistro

    Vogue Bistro

    Stylish, modern locale offering New American cuisine with French accents, plus cooking classes.

    15411 W Waddell Rd #108, Surprise, AZ 85379, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. JiMichael’s Restaurant

    JiMichaels Restaurant

    Laid-back outfit serving classic American, Italian & Greek fare for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

    13039 N 103rd Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Irish Wolfhound Restaurant & Pub


    Irish fare & pints are served in this expansive sports-themed space with live music & billiards.

    16811 Litchfield Rd #104, Surprise, AZ 85374, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  14. Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant


    Fresh ingredients is top priority in this authentic Mexican restaurant.

    5830 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  15. Oregano’s Pizza Bistro

    Pizza Palermo Subs Missys Village

    Family-friendly Italian chain specializing in Chicago-style pizzas & sandwiches.

    6738 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  16. Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant


    Texas-based chain restaurant serving Mexican food & margaritas in a hacienda-style setting.

    16092 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  17. Revolu Modern Taqueria + Bar

    Revolu Modern Taqueria + Bar

    Colorful spot serving Mexican street-style tacos & shareable plates, plus craft cocktails.

    15703 N 83rd Ave #110, Peoria, AZ 85382, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  18. The Moon Saloon

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    This easygoing hangout offers sports on TV & a menu of specialty sliders, burgers, wings & pizza.

    16554 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

    Chain restaurant serving steaks, seafood & cocktails in an upscale lodgelike setting.

    16067 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$