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What’s new at Petco Park this year?

Weekday video games will now begin at 6:40 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — The Padres are hoping to hit it out of the park with a new season of surprises for followers.

CBS 8 was with Mayor Todd Gloria as he toured the ballpark forward of Thursday’s dwelling opener in opposition to the Atlanta Braves.

“Oh, that’s so good!” mentioned Mayor Gloria, after biting right into a Cool Hand Luke rooster sandwich from San Diego’s Finest Hot Chicken. “This is on the diet, right?” he jokingly mentioned to Executive Chef Phillip Dumlao, who answered, “It is. Once a week diet!”

Also new this year, sushi, made to order meatball subs, and paletas. Those are made by Holy Paleta, an area business with shops in Bonita and Little Italy.

Fans may now get acai bowls, topped with all the pieces from contemporary fruit to chocolate and peanut butter.

“My mom would approve,” mentioned the mayor, as he tried a chew of the acai bowl.

The Padres have additionally deliberate a number of giveaway days with objects starting from hats and shirts to blankets and bobbleheads.

Giveaways are often solely on weekends, however this season the Padres added a number of through the week when ticket costs are usually decrease, opening them as much as extra followers.

There’s additionally a giant change contained in the stadium at the world in centerfield referred to as, the batter’s eye. What was as soon as a boring blue wall is now lined with ivy and the large SD brand.

The ivy isn’t actual, considered one of many strikes that the ballpark is making to be extra environmentally pleasant. Petco can be the one National League ballpark run utterly off clear, renewable power.

As for different adjustments followers will discover: There’s a new brand up the entrance steps, a army wall of honor, and earlier begin instances.

Weekday video games will now begin at 6:40 p.m.

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