Petco Park will be the site of not just one, but two (and counting!), stadium concerts during Comic-Con next year.
On Thursday, July 23rd, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, AND Joan Jett and the Blackhearts hit the stage with their Stadium Tour.
The next night — Friday, July 24th — Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters roll into Petco Park with their Hella Mega Tour.
Tickets to both shows are being sold exclusively through Ticketmaster:
- Click here for tickets to Motley Crue/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett
- Click here for Green Day/Fall Out Boy/Weezer/The Interruptors
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Suites in the ballpark are also available for both shows and come with 20 to 30 tickets. Prices ranges from $4,500 – $7,500. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
So, what does this mean for Comic-Con attendees?
For some, you know well in advance what you will be doing for SDCC offsites the evenings of Thursday or Friday! For others, you may be dreading the additional number of people in downtown on those days. It’s true, we will all need to be able to handle the extra crowds before and after the shows (patience! deep breaths!), but regular SDCC attendees are used to handling a massive number of people, so what’s another ballpark-full? The main thing is planning logistics for SDCC attendees. Consider food options a little further away from the ballpark those night — unless you do want to hear the shows, of course. If you’re at a nearby hotel, it should be business as usual. If you are a local who will be driving home after the show, or staying at a further hotel, definitely keep these events in mind as you prepare for the Ace parking sale and avoid those ballpark-adjacent garages. We are also hopeful that concert-goers will be aware of Comic-Con taking place, and will remember to use public transit — mainly the MTS trolley system.
On the plus side, the concerts will be able to be heard if you’re anywhere near Petco, and will be a free audio show for a ton of awesome bands. All in all, it’s a wonderful thing that San Diego is able to host multiple large events at the same time, rather than Petco Park sitting empty if no company snatches it up for an offsite.