by MIKE GENTRY, 2017-05-16T21:27:30-07:00May 16 2017, at 09:27 PM PDT
If you have tickets to the Padre Game this is the information from the league….
San Diego Padres –Little League Day Pre-game Warning Track Parade
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Attention San Diego Padres Little League Day Participants:
Here is all the information that you and your teams need to know about our pre-game parade on Sunday, May 21st. Please make sure that this information gets forwarded on to all participating teams.
Who Can Participate: Only players and coaches will be able to participate in the parade. Those not eligible who try to participate will be asked to watch the parade from the seating bowl. Each team will be allowed two coaches. Coaches will be responsible for their team throughout the parade and until their teams are in their seats or paired back up with their parents. Due to the large number of attendees expected, we cannot include parents (other than coaches) in the parade.
Parade Starting Location: 7th Avenue between K Street and L Street. Participants will be staged outside the Western Metal Building and Padres representatives will be on hand for directions. Participants will stage on 7th Avenue southbound towards Tony Gwynn Drive. Please follow all traffic directions and cross the streets in designated crosswalks – 7th Avenue remains an active thoroughfare for vehicular traffic.
Parade Start Time: 12:05 p.m. – Teams and coaches should start lining up beginning at 11:00a.m. Participants must be in line no later than 11:45a.m. in order to participate in the parade. Please note friends and family will be able to access the seating bowl starting at 11:45 a.m. from the Gaslamp and East Village Gates.
What to Wear: All participants (including coaches) should attend the parade dressed in their uniform tops and sneakers. (No cleats will be allowed on the warning track.) Only uniformed players and coaches will be allowed to participate in the Parade.
League/Team Banners: Team and/or League banners can be presented during the parade. Banners cannot contain any corporate or sponsor logos and must be able to be folded away during the game. Poles to hold up the banner will not be allowed.
Parade Route: The parade will start through the Western Metal Building breezeway entering the playing field at the Left Field foul pole. The parade will make its way down the Left Field Line, around home plate, up the Right Field line, exiting the playing field at the Right field foul pole. Participants will proceed up the East Ramp of Petco Park and exit the building through the Park Boulevard Gates at the near the corner of 10th Avenue and Park Boulevard. Participants must remain on the warning track at all times and will not be allowed onto the grass.
The parade will end outside the gates of Petco Park (10th Avenue). Guest Services staff will be there to assist parade participants to the nearest available gates. Participants with non-scanned tickets will be directed to public gates and those with previously scanned tickets will be directed to specific “Re-entry Gates”. Parents needing to reconnect with their children can arrange with their coaches a spot to reconnect with the team inside the park, or they may go to the Park Blvd. Re-entry Gate to receive a stamp and meet their children outside of the gate on 10th Avenue.In order to get the large number of participants through the parade route in a timely manner, the Padres ask that coaches keep their team moving at all times. No pictures will be allowed to be taken during the parade.
Please Note: Each parade participant should be in possession of their game ticket. Everyone participating in the parade will need to show their ticket. The parade will end outside the gates of Petco Park (Park Boulevard Gate). Once outside, the participants may enter any gate with a non-scanned ticket. Coaches should be prepared to stay with their team and escort them to their seats or back to their parents after the parade. The closest restrooms while in line for the parade are located inside of the Padres Team store. You will need to have your ticket scanned in, and then exit the Gaslamp Gate where you can get a reentry stamp. From there you can rejoin your team and that stamp will allow you back into the game after the parade.
California District 32 Administrator
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