Soccer at PETCO Park

A brief history and location information on the location of the 2010 ChivaClásico

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PETCO Park

On September 14 Chivas USA and Chivas de Guadalajara fans will descend onto San Diego to support the Red-and-White and Rojiblancos.  But how much do Chivas fans know about PETCO Park, the setting for this year’s ChivaClásico?  Here are a few notes about the ballpark to get everyone ready for the experience:

About the Park

PETCO Park opened in 2004, located in downtown San Diego at 100 Park Boulevard, adjacent to the famed Gas Lamp District and boasts just over 42,000 seats. According to Padres.com, the stadium is “At the hub of the regional transportation system, with easy access by car, Trolley, the Coaster, bus and future water taxis.”

The historical Western Metal Supply Co. building was incorporated into the stadium itself and can be seen in left field.  In 2006 The San Diego Tribune honored the ballpark with an Orchid Award for the design.

Dimensions

Left-Field Line: 336 feet
Left Field: 357 feet
Left-Field Alley: 401 feet
Center Field: 396 feet
Right-Field Alley: 400 feet
Right Field: 382 feet
Right-Field Line: 322 feet
-- Courtesy of Padres.com

Soccer at PETCO Park

On January 26, 2005 PETCO Park hosted an international soccer match between the Mexican National Men’s Team and the Swedish Men’s National Team, drawing 35, 521 fans. The game was the first major non-baseball event at PETCO Park, and the only soccer match to be played at the stadium since the park was built.

Click here for information on the 2010 ChivaClásico between Chivas USA and Chivas de Guadalajara, which will be the second major soccer event at PETCO Park.