Catch a San Diego Padres Baseball game! As the season winds down and the playoff push ramps up, now is the perfect time to get your peanuts and cracker jack and go to the ballgame! Read on to learn more about the only major professional sports team in San Diego!
History of the Padres
San Diego and the surrounding area has major Spanish influences. For example, Crown City Inn is located in Coronado, just across the bay. In fact, Coronado means “the crowned one” in Spanish. This is because two Spanish Franciscan Friars, Father Junípero Serra and Don Caspar de Portolá, founded the first Spanish colony in Southern California in the area. And another cool fact, Padres actually means Friars in Spanish! The Padres baseball franchise joined Major League Baseball in 1969, but was around since 1936, where they started in the Pacific Coast League. The Padres were also the first team to have an annual military appreciation event. Now, they have Sunday military appreciation events, with the most recent one remembering 9/11.
Although the Padres have never won a World Series, they have been there two times, and are currently one of the top teams in the MLB. They are in playoff position and are favored to make the playoffs. We think playing in the San Diego area helps, along with their highly rated stadium, Petco Park. In fact, Petco Park was ranked as the best ballpark in the MLB. And, while the Padres standard colors are brown and gold, they also revealed special uniforms this year. Called City Connect jerseys, they actually have white, pink and mint green throughout the jersey! It is to pay homage to the impact of Baja California and the region.
Ready to See a Padres Game?
Did you know that Crown City Inn has tickets to see a San Diego Padres baseball game behind home plate? When you stay with us, you have access to these amazing seats and a chance to see San Diego’s only major professional sports team!