Tailgate Park, bordered by 12th and Imperial avenues, as well as K and 14th streets, will be developed into a town square where tech workers mingle with craftspeople and baseball fans, shown on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Loss of Tailgate Park is a broken promise
Re “Will the sale of Tailgate Park in San Diego be the next Ash Street disaster?” (April 27): I seem to remember 25-plus years ago the sticky point for many fans for the Downtown ballpark was the question “Are we going to lose our beloved tailgating tradition at Jack Murphy stadium?”
The answer is “no” because of the allotment of truck parking space that will be built and the price of parking is affordable.
Fast forward to the present, and I just paid $39 for a parking lot for games in July. Ridiculous price to pay. But that’s only for the short term, as both the Padres and the city have decided to go back on their promise to keep tailgating. On the other hand, in the name of progress, tailgating will be a thing of the past after much development.
Embarrassing. In business, a promise is only as good as the next better deal.
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