What is Tailgate Park?

Padres Tailgating at Petco ParkTailgate Park is a 1,000-space parking lot adjacent to Petco Park designated for tailgating and is currently home of San Diego’s COVID-19 Vaccine Super Station. It’s a far cry from the 18,500 spaces at Qualcomm, but still adequately serves man’s primal need (and woman’s) to grill, socialize, and consume alcohol on asphalt before attending a sporting event.

Space for tailgate parties can be reserved for groups, if you have a minimum of 10 vehicles (up to 100 are available.) To book at the group rate, call (619) 795-5010. You can also hold a spot by purchasing tickets at the Padres website. Note: Kegs, glass containers and charcoal grills are prohibited. Repeat: no glass bottles allowed.

Tailgaters can begin the ritual 3 hours prior to the scheduled game time up through the first 30 minutes of the game.

Prices are $16-$30 depending on the popularity of visiting team and day of the week.

Tailgate Park lot address is 200 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101. The parking lot’s location is bordered by Park Boulevard, 14th Street, K Street and Imperial Avenue.




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