Parking, transportation and security advisory for Rolling Stones concert at Petco Park

Petco Park today issued a parking, transportation and security advisory for Sunday night's Rolling Stones concert. With a sellout crowd expected, concert guests are strongly encouraged to arrive downtown early and enjoy one of the many restaurants and bars in the area. Parking lots will open at 1:00 p.m., gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the opener, Gary Clark Jr., will go on at 8:00 p.m. 

Please note: the new security screening process implemented this year at Petco Park will be in effect. All guests must be screened via metal detectors prior to entry. They will be asked to divest themselves of cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases and other large metal objects before passing through the metal detectors and proceeding to turnstiles. Guests will NOT be asked to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets or coins before passing through the metal detector. An alternate method of screening will be provided for guests with strollers, guests in wheelchairs, and those with medical devices that set off metal detectors.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to minimize potential wait times. Those with field seats are encouraged to enter through the Western Metal Breezeway on Tony Gwynn Drive. 

Guests who choose to drive should pre-purchase reserved parking permits to guarantee their parking space. Parking is limited and will sell out. A link to purchase parking permits at ballpark-adjacent lots is available at

Outside of ballpark-adjacent lots, more than 2,500 parking spaces will be available at the Convention Center and Hilton Bayfront Garages on Harbor Drive. To access these garages, use the Front Street exit from I-5 South, or the Cesar Chavez Parkway Exit from I-5 North. Additional downtown parking information is available at

To avoid additional traffic delays, concert guests should consider utilizing public transportation. Metropolitan Transit System will run added special event trolley service on Sunday. Park and ride locations with free parking are located along trolley lines, including 5,000 free parking spaces at Qualcomm Stadium. All three trolley lines will run extra post-concert service, with final departures approximately 45 minutes after the concert ends. For additional information, visit

North County Transit District Coaster trains with service to downtown will depart Oceanside at 1:50 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. The Coaster will also offer a special return northbound train leaving from Santa Fe Depot 60 minutes after the concert ends, with an absolute departure time no later than 1:00 a.m. RegionPlus Day Fares include free trolley transfers. For additional information, visit

Standard Petco Park entry policies apply for the Rolling Stones concert, with a few exceptions: professional cameras and video recording devices are prohibited, including GoPro cameras. Tripods are prohibited. Phones and small non-professional cameras will be allowed. Re-entry is not permitted for this event. For additional information on parking, entry policies and other details, visit