Padres Selling Tickets for Drive-In Viewing of NL Division Series Padres Selling Tickets for Drive-In Viewing of NL Division Series
With their team playing its series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Texas, the San Diego Padres are offering fans a tailgate ticketing opportunity... Padres Selling Tickets for Drive-In Viewing of NL Division Series

With their team playing its series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Texas, the San Diego Padres are offering fans a tailgate ticketing opportunity to support their team in person alongside other fans. San Diego takes on the Dodgers in the National League Division Series at Arlington Texas’ Globe Life Field with game one scheduled for Tuesday.

Fans wishing to take advantage of the tailgate experience can choose between a “premium” viewing experience and a “general” one. Premium tickets, which run $375 per vehicle for non-members and $25 less for members, come with parking closer to the viewing screens. They also come with a whole cheese pizza, four hot dogs, two popcorns and four waters as part of the package. General viewing passes are $300/275 and come with the same fare, less the pizza.

Parking will be arranged so that each car has a second empty spot adjacent to where it is located, allowing for patrons to watch the screens and cheer from outside their vehicle. They are available for purchase at the Padres website.

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Interestingly, actual baseball will be going on inside San Diego’s Petco Park on four of the five scheduled dates of the NLDS, with American League Division Serives games featuring the Yankees taking on the Rays scheduled for that venue. American League playoff contests are scheduled for San Diego and Los Angeles in the Division Series, while National League games are held in Arlington and Houston. Yankees-Rays games are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Petco Park. Padres-Dodgers games run Tuesday-Saturday, should all five games be required.

No fans are currently planned for any of the divisional round of the MLB playoffs. Globe Life Park in Arlington will allow limited fans for both the National League Championship Series and World Series, as Texas authorities have allowed event planners to allow up to 50 percent of venue capacity as long as coronavirus protocols are followed. California officials have not granted any fans for events held in the state thus far.

The full MLB Division Series schedule is available below:

League Division Series (best-of-five)

DATESERIES/GAMEMATCHUPTIME (ET)TVVENUE
Mon., Oct. 5ALDS Game 1A’s vs. Astros4 p.m.TBSLos Angeles
ALDS Game 1Yankees vs. Rays8 p.m.TBSSan Diego
Tue., Oct. 6NLDS Game 1Braves vs. Marlins2 p.m.FS1Houston
ALDS Game 2A’s vs. Astros4:30 p.m.TBSLos Angeles
ALDS Game 2Yankees vs. Rays8 p.m.TBSSan Diego
NLDS Game 1Dodgers vs. Padres9:30 p.m.FS1Arlington
Wed., Oct. 7NLDS Game 2Braves vs. Marlins2 p.m.MLBNHouston
ALDS Game 3A’s vs. Astros3:30 p.m.TBSLos Angeles
ALDS Game 3Yankees vs. Rays7 p.m.TBSSan Diego
NLDS Game 2Dodgers vs. Padres9 p.m.FS1Arlington
Thurs., Oct. 8NLDS Game 3Braves vs. Marlins2 p.m.FS1Houston
ALDS Game 4*A’s vs. Astros3:30 p.m.TBSLos Angeles
ALDS Game 4*Yankees vs. Rays7 p.m.TBSSan Diego
NLDS Game 3Dodgers vs. Padres9 p.m.MLBNArlington
Fri., Oct. 9NLDS Game 4*Braves vs. Marlins2 p.m.FS1Houston
ALDS Game 5*A’s vs. Astros3:30 p.m.TBSLos Angeles
ALDS Game 5*Yankees vs. Rays7 p.m.TBSSan Diego
NLDS Game 4*Dodgers vs. Padres9 p.m.FS1Arlington
Sat., Oct. 10NLDS Game 5*Braves vs. Marlins4 p.m.FS1Houston
NLDS Game 5*Dodgers vs. Padres8 p.m.FS1Arlington

Photo: Petco Park in San Diego by Bernard Gagnon, via Wikimedia Commons

Last Updated on October 5, 2020 by Dave Clark