Padres Spring Training Tickets: How much does it cost to attend games?
It feels like the baseball season just ended, and yet we're mere weeks away from the return of San Diego Padres spring training. Before you know it, the regular season will be here, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
After all, the return of the World Baseball Classic throws a big wrench into the Padres' spring, as several players, including Manny Machado, Juan Soto, Yu Darvish, and Xander Bogaerts, will all represent their countries.
The Padres' preseason journey begins on Feb. 24 in Peoria, AZ in a charity game against the Seattle Mariners. They'll play a total of 31 games, and the majority of them will come against American League clubs (17) and the NL West (eight).
Padres fans are as loyal and committed as any fan base in MLB, and they are surely chomping at the bit to buy tickets for spring training. Just look at how many fans attended FanFest on Saturday. They brought a playoff atmosphere in Feburary.
With spring training right around the corner, let's take a look at how much it'll cost for San Diego fans to attend games this year.
Padres Spring Training Ticket Prices 2023: How much do tickets cost?
Much of the lower-level seats are sold out, but there are still plenty of tickets available. Lawn seats -- located in left and right center field -- for the annual charity game against the Mariners are available for as low as $21. The price jumps to $32 if you'd like to sit in the second level of seats on the third base side.
The most expensive tickets for this fixture check in at $38 for the higher level seats. Don't be fooled by the higher level description, either. There really isn't a bad view at Peoria Sports Complex. These seats actually offer a great view.
Two days later, the Padres lock horns against the Dodgers. This is the much bigger attraction for obvious reasons, and ticket costs reflect that. At the same time, though, there's more of a selection to choose from.
Seats down the first and third base lane on the lower level are available for $44. Those same "higher level" seats can be had for $42, while second-level seating (the 200 range), are currently sitting at $38. Again, a little jump from the Mariners game, but (hopefully) not big enough to dissuade fans from buying tickets.
It is the Dodgers after all, right? We won't run through every game, but Padres fans can expect most tickets to fall in the $20-45 range, with games against AL teams coming closer to the former, and games against NL West clubs coming closer to the latter.
What are you waiting for?