The San Diego Padres announced plans for renovations to the left field scoreboard and seating area on Monday. Courtesy of San Diego Padres Facebook.
The San Diego Padres announced plans for renovations to the left field scoreboard and seating area on Thursday. Courtesy of San Diego Padres Facebook.

Petco Park will feature some aspects in the left field area for the 2015 season, as the San Diego Padres announced on Thursday that they will be adding a new high-definition scoreboard—which will be the third largest in baseball—while also adding improvements to the left field seating area.

“This is the next phase of our multi-year plan to improve Petco Park,” said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee. “The highlight of this year’s updates will be the new HD video board, the first of its kind here in San Diego. This will significantly enhance the fan experience, while also providing the opportunity to update the left field seating area.”

The new scoreboard will be 61.2-feet tall by 123.6-feet wide, and in  addition to it, there will also be new LED ribbon boards running down the first and third base lines on the Toyota Terrace level (second level).

Sony has partnered up with the Padres on this project, and will provide a control room for the new scoreboard, and will also upgrade eight other mini scoreboards throughout the park.

Fans who buy seats farther away from the field of play will also be benefited from this renovation as Sony and the Padres also have plans to add 60” Sony TVs in select areas to help see the game better.

As far as the seating goes, the renovations to the scoreboard will allow two new rows to open up in the left field area, including an area that will feature just bar stools, and will be a place for fans to gather during the game.

For the second straight year the Padres will also move the fences in, as the left field fence will be moved in approximately 34”-38” due to the construction.

Demolition for the project is slated to start next week, and all renovations are scheduled to be finished before the Padres 2015 home-opener against the San Francisco Giants on April 9.