SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The Friar Faithful won’t be able to attend games in Texas to cheer on their San Diego Padres, but fans can support the squad in this week’s National League Division Series games at Petco Park while in their cars.
The Padres’ drive-in watch events will take place at Petco Park’s Tailgate Lot at 1301 K Street.
The first game of the best-of-five series against the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers is set for Tuesday, Oct. 6. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and the series will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Games will be shown on three separate large LED video screens, and fans who attend are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and don brown and gold in support of the team.
Part of the drive-in experience includes dining options for four, a reusable bag with four rally towels, a car flag, and four hats.
The team is reminding those who attend that health and safety measures will be in place, such as guests remaining in their vehicles unless they are visiting a retailer onsite or using a restroom.
Face masks are required for all fans; the team says all staff members at the event will be wearing masks and conducting routine cleaning.
There will be 20 feet of space between vehicles to promote more social distancing.
Jaclyn Lash, the Padres’ Vice President of Special Events, said, “We’re still in a pandemic, we did everything we did that people stayed in their car or wore a mask. Just a reminder we want to create a safe way to celebrate.”
For more information on this week's events and to buy tickets, visit https://www.mlb.com/padres/tickets/drive-in.