Lane Field honors the treasured history of America's favorite pastime in San Diego and welcomes local residents and visitors from across the globe.
Home to the Pacific Coast League Padres from 1936 to 1957, Lane Field is named after Bill Lane, the Padres' owner in 1936. Located in the North Embarcadero area of San Diego, today's Lane Field is branded as “BRIC,” playing off the names of the intersecting streets at Broadway and Pacific Highway. It features Lane Field Park, which incorporates elements of the area's baseball heritage complete with a home plate, pitcher's mound, special lighting designating the three bases, and a special tribute to Padres legend Ted Williams; and two hotels overlooking the park and beautiful San Diego Bay - the SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront and InterContinental San Diego.
Lane Field Timeline
Home of the Pacific Coast League Padres in Lane Field stadium
Parking lot for cruise customers and the public
Construction begins on SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront on Lane Field North
Lane Field Park opens
SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront opens for business
Construction begins on InterContinental San Diego on Lane Field South
InterContinental San Diego opens for business
Frequently Asked Questions
The Lane Field project, as originally approved by the Board of Port Commissioners in late 2006 and early 2007, was envisioned to be a mix of upper-upscale hotels with an Intercontinental on Lane Field South and a Vivara by Woodfin Suites on Lane Field North.
The decline in the financing markets for new hotel development prevented the developer from securing the necessary debt to finance the project at the time. The project was designed to be consistent with the improvements then proposed for the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase 1 (NEVP Phase 1), which have since been constructed. In the interest of improving NEVP Phase 1, the Port and the developer worked together to revise the Lane Field hotel project to provide additional public space and, on October 5, 2010, the Board of Port Commissioners approved amendments to the Lane Field agreements that revised the size of the premises and authorized development of the park on Harbor Drive, among other items.
Subsequently, on February 14, 2012, the Board of Port Commissioners approved a revised agreement for the north portion of the site that allowed the redevelopment of Lane Field to begin under a phased approach and ensure timely delivery of the park consistent with the Port's obligations under its Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for NEVP Phase 1.
The first phase of development was the Lane Field North site (SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront) and the park and the second phase wass the development of the Lane Field South site (InterContinental San Diego). The agreement also required the developer to complete construction of the first phase of the park by no later than January 5, 2015, which is consistent with the Port's obligations under the NEVP Phase 1 CDP. The first phase of the park consisted of a public park/plaza approximately two acres in size and will be expandable by approximately one-half acre with the addition of land from the Navy's leasehold to the north of the site in the event the Port and/or the developer acquire the Navy's leasehold from the United States Navy.
The Board of Port Commissioners granted conceptual approval of the park on March 6, 2012 and conceptual approval of the north hotel on October 9, 2012.