Postseason at Petco Park
This page serves as a complete history of Petco Park postseason appearances and an information resource on viewing Padres playoff games when the team is in contention.
Padres Playoff Record At Petco Park
In home games in the postseason at Petco Park, the Padres record is 5-5.
On October 8, 2005, the Padres lost the first ever playoff game at Petco Park. (7-4 vs St. Louis Cardinals). It was the 3rd and final game in a season-ending three-game sweep, in front of 45,093 fans. Despite the outcome, the game featured home runs by Dave Roberts and Ramon Hernandez, and a scoreless 9th inning by the great Trevor Hoffman. The Cardinals got spanked by the Astros in the NLCS
The very next year, the Padres and birds would meet again in the NLDS
. This time 2 more games were played at Petco. The Padres did pick up a win on the road but remain winless at Petco Park in the postseason, dropping the series 3 games to 1.
- October 3, 2006 at Petco Park. 5-1 loss. Starter: Jake Peavy
- October 5, 2006 at Petco Park. 2-0 loss. Starter: local hero David Wells, remember him?
Padres fans had hopes and a half-game lead over the Giants as late as September 26. But dropped 4 of their last 5 and let their playoff chances slip away. This also kicked off a decade of consecutive losing seasons until 2020.
In 2020 the Padres won their Wild Card series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 2 games to 1. But no fans were permitted to attend.
September 30, 2020: SD 4 STL
October 1, 2020: SD 11 STL
October 2, 2020: SD 4 STL
To isolate players and reduce travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the remaining MLB playoffs were held at neutral site venues. The Padres went on to lose to the Dodgers in a 3 games, all three played in Texas. San Diego was the host city for an American League series. The San Diego Padres did not play in these games.
After dousing the New York Mets in the wild card series, taking two games out of three, all on the road, the Padres faced down their rival Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS
. The Dodgers were a heavy favorite after a historic 111-win season. The Padres made quick work of them, winning the series 3-1. It was the most lopsided upset since 1906 World Series. San Diego won both games at Petco Park:
October 14, 2022: SD 2, LA 1
October 15, 2022: SD 5, LA 3
Unfortunately the season came to an end after the NLCS, where the Phillies won the series after splitting with the Padres in San Diego:
October 18, 2022: SD 0, Phil 2
October 19, 2022: SD 8, Phil 5
Note: Petco Park also hosted the 2006 & 2009 World Baseball Classic and the 2006 All Star Game. The World Series has never been held at Petco Park.
When do San Diego Padres Playoff Tickets Go On Sale?
When and how to get tickets? Let’s just take it one pitch at a time.
Friendly note: if you already had season tickets you’d already have postseason tickets.
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