Talk:Petco Park

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Barry Bonds[edit]

As a Giants fan, I know Bonds hit his record tying home run on August 4, not 7 of 2007

Controversy with PETA[edit]

Is it worth mentioning in this article that PETA inscribed an encrypted message in one of PETCO Park's bricks?

http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/peta.asp

And that's not even mentioning Direct Merchant's Bank. PETCO's not the first choice of names for many reasons.--76.212.155.198 (talk) 11:33, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Now, I don't follow the tie-in with Direct Merchant's Bank and PETCO Park. You want to explain what
you're talking about? I know Direct Merchant's has a bad track record with credit cards, and had ::something to do with the ending of "free" credit cards and the beginning of annual fees (when ::everything changed from MasterCard to Visa), but what ::does that have to do with San Diego? Do the Padres all have Direct Merchant's credit cards?--76.248.228.108 (talk) 01:43, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

"The Litter Box"[edit]

This nickname is unsourced, and I have never heard it used in popular media sources.

    OK I went ahead and removed the "Litter Box" comment as it was uncited and we agreed here that it has not been used popularly.

Issues with this article[edit]

I'm not quite sure where the person who wrote this is from, but I'm not sure they're from San Diego.

I've been to the park several times and: A. Never heard anyone EVER refer to it as the litter box. I do remember when the park opened several media outlets tried to see if a nickname would stick, but none did. And litter box was never one that I heard. B. The article goes on to mention views of the bay and Balboa park. I've sat all over the park, and about the only view that you get while inside the seating bowl is buildings and cranes.

Am I crazy here? Jersey72 03:45, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

    • Slightly crazy. You can certainly see the bay and the park from inside the stadium (from varous viewpoints). But you're right in that it's never called the litter box. Except by Dodger fans. 69.231.233.61 06:17, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Also, at certain areas near the Western Metals building you can see the gray and red clocktower of the 12th & Imperial trolley terminal around the right-field upper deck. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.6.178.220 (talk) 00:16, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:PETCOParkLogo150.PNG[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 14:41, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

According to the official website, the name is "PETCO Park." The article should be renamed. XF Law (talk) 00:52, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

In addition, the article starts with 'PETCO,' so it should match the title. It is officially PETCO Park, and we should be able to rename it. Right now, PETCO Park comes back here, when it should be the other way around. Thanks everybody. XF Law (talk) 10:28, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Naming conventions#Use standard English for titles even if trademarks encourage otherwise - It was speedily moved from that title some time ago. Naming conventions are that articles should have proper English capitalization, even if the subject is properly titled as all-caps. ~ JohnnyMrNinja 10:39, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for showing that to me. I removed the request because that link you put up is pretty darn clear! XF Law (talk) 10:50, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Is the PETA brick notable enough for mention?[edit]

I see that there was already a small conversation on this talk page a few years ago, but is a single protest brick somewhere in the concourse outside the ballpark really notable enough for mention on Wikipedia? If it was a major protest that slowed down the building of the stadium or if there was a giant mural in clear view beyond the outfield wall advocating that Padres fans boycott Petco, then I can definitely understand mentioning it. For a single brick though, I don't really see the point of including it here as it adds nothing to the article whatsoever. To me, it'd be about akin to mentioning a single piece of protest graffiti on the Golden Gate Bridge (that no one can see unless you know exactly where to look) on it's Wikipedia article. Would it be factually accurate to say that it's there? Yes. Is it notable enough to mention on it's article page? I don't think so.

However, I didn't want to just delete something that's been on the page for a while outright and figured that I'd at least give a head's up before editing it. RPH (talk) 20:36, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I would consider it a notable part of the park's history. It's not a single piece of graffiti on the Golden Gate because I'm not aware of any single piece of Golden Gate graffiti that is mentioned in several reliable sources. It will definitely go down as a bit of folklore and attracts enough attention for newspaper articles as well as pilgrimages to see the brick. It's clearly notable according WP:N so I'm thinking it seems only appropriate that it's included in the article as opposed to say having its own entry. the_undertow talk 02:00, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Philadelphia Phillies are the Owners[edit]

Are you sure that the Philadelphia Phillies are the owners of PETCO Park? Please see if you find proof of this or if a change is need to be made. 87.78.53.97 (talk) 19:09, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Unusual dugouts[edit]

I heard radio broadcasters mentioning something about the dugouts being unique, that the benches are double rowed or something? I'm not sure. Can anyone elaborate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.230.137.165 (talk) 04:33, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Ballpark Scandal[edit]

Any particular reason that the scandal with the San Diego City Council over the funding and approval of the ballpark was not included?

City Councilwoman Valerie Stallings was convicted of accepting undisclosed gifts from Padres owner John Moores during key votes on the Ballpark. "Stallings has been a strong backer of a plan for the city to pay 70% of the cost of a new Padres ballpark as part of a downtown redevelopment project. City Council support for the project has been strong." [1] Later the city re-voted on some of the contracts bringing on lawsuits from those in favor of the original arrangement. [2] Additionally there was conflict of interest over gifts to members of the CCDC redevelopment group. "Former CCDC President Nancy Graham had an ongoing relationship with an affiliate of 7th and Market’s developer." [3]

Other potential topic areas for this page would be the historical buildings that were kept in the design, the adjacent Ballpark Village project, and other uses of the park. Some other uses include the Science Festival [4], Zombie Run [5] durring comic-con and Nerd Headquarters durring Comic-con [6]. Originally the ballpark contract did not allow for other uses (need a source, but remember reading this in the newspaper at the time). K00kykelly (talk) 17:14, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Also, I have heard about, to quote TFWiki, "an incident at the San Diego Comic-Con involving an unfortunate mix of Hasbro employees, alcohol, and a construction crane. Whatever happened, apparently the Petco Park stadium was nearly not built because of it." Obviously nothing worth adding to the article there so far, but if it did indeed occur, and we could track down what actually happened, it could be an interesting note. Just throwing this out there, partially out of curiosity as to the nature of the incident.Therealpirateblue (talk) 18:02, 27 April 2014 (UTC)