Petco Park to add 2-story beach-themed space

Posted at 10:34 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 13:34:30-05
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres will build a new two-story social space in right-centerfield inspired by the city’s beach culture. 
The Padres announced Monday that the new design will be “modeled after Southern California’s iconic piers.” The construction will replace the area currently occupied by The Beachers. 
Each level will be lined by drink rails. Combined, the two levels will have a standing-room only capacity of 600 people. There will be 60 fixed seats between both levels. The structure will have pilings and decking made from composite wood. Sun Diego Boardshops will sponsor it. 
For most games, it will be sold as a group space. 
 “This project will transform the space in right-center field, while preserving the view from the grass seating area in the Park at the Park.” Padres President Mike Dee said. 
A new LED ribbon board measuring 70-feet long and 3.5 feet high will be added along the second level of the space. 
The Padres said the children’s sand play area will be relocated to a new spot along K Street. 
The new area will be ready in time for the 2016 season.