It’s going to be a full house at Petco Park next month when the San Diego Padres host the 2015 FanFest.
On Friday, the team announced that pre-registration for the free annual event – set for 9 a.m. on April 4 – had reached capacity. In order to enter, fans had to obtain a free FanFest voucher available on the Padres website.
The event includes an exhibition game against the Mexico City Red Devils, which begins at 2 p.m. Each FanFest voucher includes an assigned seat for that game, which is why attendees were asked to pre-register for the free baseball event.
The Padres said that fans who didn’t pre-register may still have a chance to attend because a limited number of passes may be released on site the day of the event.
To that end, a standby line will be in place at the main ticket windows on Park Boulevard on April 4 for that purpose. Due to the overwhelming demand for FanFest passes, organizers said re-entry will not be permitted. As fans leave the ballpark, those in the standby line will be granted entry in their place, organizers said.
As always, FanFest will be the first opportunity for fans to see this season’s Padres squad at Petco Park. Players and coaches will host autograph sessions.
Attendees will also have a chance to play catch in the outfield and check out this season’s ballpark updates.
Fans can park for free in Padres-owned lots around the ballpark, but those are expected to fill up before 9 a.m. Three points of entry into FanFest will be set up at the Home Plate Gate on Park Boulevard, the Gaslamp Gate on 7th Avenue and the East Village Gate on 10th Avenue.