Padres release 2022 schedule with earlier start times for some home games


SAN DIEGO — Get out your calendars, the San Diego Padres just released their 2022 schedule.

The club’s 2022 regular season schedule includes new, earlier start times for some home games. The Padres said based on fan feedback, the first pitch will now be at 6:40 p.m. for all weeknight home games.

San Diegans will also have to shell out a little extra money to see the home team in person — the organization announced it is increasing ticket prices for the first time since 2016, an increase of about 20% on average.

“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,” an email to season-ticket holders reads, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “You will see a price increase for the 2022 season for the first time since 2016 and it will affect all members.”

Saturday home games will remain at 5:40 p.m. with select 7:10 p.m. start times because of the national broadcast window, and Sundays will remain at 1:10 p.m.

The Padres will start the season at home with a four-game Opening Series against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, March 31. The opening homestand will conclude with a two-game series against the Colorado Rockies from April 5–6.

Other games of note include a game against the Braves at Petco Park on Easter, the Marlins on Mother’s Day, the Mariners on Independence Day and the Diamondbacks on Labor Day.

The 2022 regular season schedule will end with a six-game homestand against the Dodgers September 27–29 and White Sox September 30-October 2.

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