Atmosphere

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.

Traditions

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

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