On April 9, 2004 the San Diego Padres inaugurated their new ballpark, Petco, with a win against upstate rival San Francisco Giants. The Sweet Spot lays out the story behind the construction of Petco, considered by many to be America’s most beautiful ballpark. From commemorative bricks to acres of peat moss and sod to each and every one of the 42,000 seats, The Sweet Spot’s 350-plus color photos, park trivia, interviews, and more clearly and beautifully reveal each step of Petco’s four-year path from pre-groundbreaking to completion. Detailed behind-the-scenes information, including collaboration with Padres stars such as Phil Nevin and team MVP Mark Loretta, allows The Sweet Spot to deliver up secrets for curious fans. The only authorized history of San Diego’s Petco Park, The Sweet Spot features a foreword by Padres legend Tony Gwynn and is a vivid visual commemoration of Petco Park’s backbreaking construction and victorious grand opening.