San Diego Padres – Little League Day Pre-game Warning Track Parade on Sunday, May 22nd
Attention San Diego Padres Little League Day Participants: Here is all of the information that you and your teams need to know about our pre game parade on Sunday, May 22nd. Please make sure that this information gets forwarded on to all participating leagues/teams.
Who Can Participate: Only Little League 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 can start lining up beginning at 11:00 a.m. Participants must be in line no later than 11:45 a.m. in order to participate in the parade.
What To Wear: All participants (including coaches) should attend the parade dressed in their uniform and tennis shoes. (No cleats will be allowed on the warning track.)
League/Team Banners: Team and/or League banners can be presented during the parade. 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.
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.