SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The newest go-to spot to catch a concert in San Diego will be at Petco Park’s Park at the Park with the launching of the Sycuan Stage.
The new concert venue in downtown San Diego is the first of its kind among Major League Baseball ballparks, with a capacity of over 6,000 for the outdoor location, according to team officials.
The Sycuan Stage will host a minimum of eight national touring acts per year as part of the San Diego Padres’ partnership with Live Nation.
Padres President of Business Operations Erik Greupner said, “Petco Park is more than a ballpark and has become San Diego’s premier entertainment venue. In addition to our award-winning Padres gameday experience, we are proud to partner with Live Nation to bring some of the hottest musical acts to the Sycuan Stage at Park at the Park. This one-of-a-kind venue is the latest step in making Petco Park a world class entertainment destination.”
Team officials added: “The Sycuan Stage features a state-of-the-art roof system with the capability to withstand more than 90,000 pounds of production allowing for the ability to customize and fulfill the need of any specific artist requests. Measuring at 64’ x 28’ x 5’, the ample stage size provides plenty of space for acts to perform and move about freely. The Park at the Park is a 2.8-acre green space beyond the centerfield fence at Petco Park that is open to the public when it is not used for Padres games or other events. The park setting is unique among all MLB ballparks and has become integrated into the surrounding urban fabric of downtown San Diego.”
The first event to kick off the Sycuan Stage will be LED’s My Life Every Day festival on May 25-26.
That festival will be followed on June 26 by the Unheavenly Skye Tour featuring bands Coheed and Cambria, and Mastadon.