It will cost more to watch the Padres play next year, but you’ll be able to get home from the games earlier.
Both bits of news were part of an email sent Tuesday afternoon from club CEO Erik Greupner to season-ticket holders.
“Despite continually increasing payroll and making significant investments in the ballpark to improve your experience, we have not increased prices for renewing members during the last 5 years,” the email said. “You will see a price increase for the 2022 season for the first time since 2016 and it will affect all members.”
Information on how large the increase will be was not immediately available from the Padres.
Greupner’s email said weeknight home games in 2022 will start at 6:40 p.m. instead of the current 7:10, and the club “may consider even earlier start times in future seasons based on your continuing feedback.”
Greupner also wrote the Padres’ policy this season that has prohibited nearly all fans from bringing in outside food and beverage will be modified. Specifics will be sent out “shortly,” the email said.
This is a developing story and will be updated.