The San Diego Padres Bring “Out At The Park” Back For Another Year

The annual event continues to be a home run for LGBT sports fans.

San Diego Pride teams up with the Padres for another family-friendly evening of baseball when “Out at the Park” returns, Friday, April 27 at 7:10 p.m to Petco Park where the Padres face off with the New York Mets.

In 2017, Petco Park became the first Major League Baseball stadium to have a gender-neutral, multi-stall restroom. LGBT elected officials, MLB Inclusion Ambassador, Billy Bean, the San Diego Women’s Chorus, and the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus all came together to sing the national anthem before the “Out at the Park” game.

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“This year, the Padres are taking further historic steps by having our Pride Youth Marching Band perform before the game, and by having our Military Department’s color guard to present the colors,” said San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando López, in a statement. “This is the type of LGBTQ progress that is possible when we work hand in hand with our partners.”

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Each $25 ticket includes a seat in the “Out at the Park” section, an official San Diego Padres commemorative hat (to the first 1,500 tickets sold), a $5 donation to San Diego Pride or LGBT sports teams, and access to the pre-game VIP space in “Park at the Park.”

Guests who arrive early can enjoy a pre-game, family-friendly “Tailgate Party” happy hour event at the VIP space (food and drinks not included) with music by out lesbian DJ Kinky Loops. 

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