San Diego Padres Opening Day 2020

The San Diego Padres triumphed over the Arizona Diamondbacks in their season opener at Petco Park in San Diego, California. On Friday evening, the Padres lined up to play the Diamondbacks for a season opener stalled 120 days by the COVID-19 pandemic. The start of the Padre’s 52nd season took place in a historically empty Petco Park. Spectators were unable to attend the game under public health directives prohibiting public events and gatherings due to the pandemic. As a result, there were only cardboard cutouts of loved ones and fans in the seats to take in the team’s 7-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The aerial photographs above were taken by Studio Serra Photography during the Padres Opening Day on July 24th.

Studio Serra Photography of Petco Park

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San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego, California. After the relocation of the Chargers to Los Angeles, the Padres are the only major professional sports franchise to be located in San Diego. In fact, the Padres are the only MLB team that does not share its city with another franchise in the four major American professional sports leagues. The 2020 MLB season is the 52nd season of the Padres franchise. The Padres play their home games at Petco Park as members of the Major League Baseball’s National League West Division.

Petco Park

The iconic Petco Park is a baseball park located in downtown San Diego, California. Petco Park is home to the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. In addition to baseball, Petco park is used as a venue for concerts, soccer, golf, and rugby sevens. The $450M stadium is part of a larger project that designates 26 blocks of East Village as a Ballpark District. Petco Park boasts a natural grass playing field. As well as a unique seating bowl design that creates distinctive seating “neighborhoods” for 42,000 fans. Petco Park is named after the San Diego-based pet supplies retailer Petco, which purchased the naming rights until 2026. The images of Petco Park above are part of Studio Serra Photography’s East Village collection.