While Chris Paddack (left) hurls a pitch, Keone Kela warms up with a football on Friday. Photo by Chris Stone

Supply is low, demand high to see Padres spring training games at the Peoria Sports Complex outside of Phoenix, where tickets for the March 20 contest with the World Champion Dodgers are going for $1,302.

But to be in the COVID-restricted crowd of 1,960 — in a stadium of 12,518 capacity? Priceless.

In their first game Sunday, against the Seattle Mariners, the Padres lost 5-4, after giving up a run in the bottom of the ninth. Wil Myers hit a homer and Adrian Morejon pitched two innings, giving up one run and striking out three.

The Mariners have shared the training center with San Diego since 1994.

Officially, tickets for the 14-game schedule sold out quickly Wednesday, but outlets like vividseats.com, stubhub.com and ticketcity.com have seats left.

At cheaptickets.com, the March 20 Dodgers game had 52 tickets left Saturday night — from $102 to $1,302. Stubhub.com had 72 tickets left — ranging from $190 to $1,000 for the 1:10 p.m. Saturday game.

Fans are asked to adhere to health and safety guidelines. Fans over 2 must wear masks at all times — except when actively eating or drinking in assigned seats. Fans are also being asked to practice social distancing and limit movement within the ballpark.

All food, beverage and merchandise transactions will be cashless to reduce touch points. Autographs will not be permitted, and bags will not be allowed in an effort to expedite the entry process. Games may be shortened from nine innings to seven or five innings if mutually agreed upon by both managers.

The Padres open the regular season April 1 against Arizona at Petco Park. The website Petco Park Insider says hopes are for 10,000 fans being allowed at games, roughly 25% of capacity. Season ticket holders have first rights to their seats.

The Padres open the regular season April 1 against Arizona at Petco Park. The website Petco Park Insider says hopes are for 10,000 fans being allowed at games, roughly 25% of capacity. Season ticket holders have first rights to their seats.

But fans used to paying through the nose for parking get a break in Peoria.

Parking is complimentary for the 2021 Spring Training Season.

Updated 3:50 p.m. Feb. 28, 2021

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