Mar 26, 2024 - News

Rendering vs. reality: Petco Park's new Gallagher Square

An overhead image of the Gallagher Square renovation, and a view of the finished product looking east from Fairweather

Overhead rendering of Gallagher Square from the southeast (left) and a view of the square from the western edge (right). Rendering: Courtesy of the San Diego Padres; Photo: Andrew Keatts/Axios

The San Diego Padres on Monday unveiled newly renovated Gallagher Square at Petco Park, which looks pretty close to the renderings.

Why it matters: The $20 million remodel has further transformed the park from a grassy hill to watch Padres games into an amphitheater-style concert venue and elevated baseball viewing party.

There are family-friendly attractions and concessions.

  • There's more standing room and a bigger built-in, tiered seating area on turf in front of the Sycuan stage.
  • The upgraded kids' ballpark looks more legit (though smaller) than many Little League fields, and there's a Padres-themed playground.
  • The Tony Gwynn statue is on a new elevated viewing deck with fans' engraved bricks.

On deck: Beyond baseball, several concerts are coming to Gallagher Square this spring and summer. Tickets range from $45 to $100+.

  • April 28: Mexican pop band Belanova
  • May 3: Country music artist Riley Green
  • May 4: Electronic/rock DJ and musician Lane 8
  • May 16: Singer-songwriter and rapper Bryson Tiller
  • May 23: Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers
  • May 26: Chilean and Mexican musician Mon Laferte
  • May 31: Country music star Jordan Davis
  • June 9: Indie rock band Mother Mother and English singer Cavetown
  • June 19: Rock band KALEO
  • July 19: Rock band A Day To Remember
  • Sept. 14: Band Chromeo and electro-funk duo The Midnight
  • Sept. 21: Electro-pop band Two Door Cinema Club
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