Rendering Courtesy of San Diego Padres

Rendering Courtesy of San Diego Padres

Petco Park is replacing some of its bleachers in favor of a 600-person “social space” modeled after beach piers, the Padres said Monday.

The beach-themed area, in right center field, will be ready for the start of next year’s regular season. Construction will begin this week, the Padres said. The split-level space will be sold as a group space for most games, and has 60 fixed seats.

Sun Diego Boardshops is sponsoring the area.