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Mayor Faulconer tours Petco Park ahead of Padres Opening Day

Posted at 5:22 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 20:26:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Along with big changes coming to the Padres field are improvements to the stadium.

In honor of the team's 50th anniversary, beer lovers will be able to sip on the first ever Padres branded beer, Swingin' Friar Ale. Named after the Padres’ iconic Swingin’ Friar mascot, the Ballast Point beer will be available beginning on Opening Day at Petco Park and throughout San Diego.

The beer features the original gold and brown uniforms which players will be wearing next season.

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Also revamped, the Compass Premier Club, its largest renovation since the stadium opened in 2004.

The renovated club features a new bar, state-of-the-art technology, and an upgraded À la carte food program. There's also upgraded patio seating including a VIP lounge and 42 Loge Box dream seats with a field level view and in-seat food and beverage service included.

On Opening Day fans will also get a look at the stadium's new concert venue.

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The newly constructed Sycuan Stage located at Petco's Park at the Park is in partnership with Live Nation and will feature at least 24 shows in the next three years.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer toured the stadium on Tuesday, sampling new food and Swingin' Friar Ale.