Official poster for Paul McCartney's Out There tour.
Official poster for Paul McCartney’s Out There tour.

Eight years past 64, former Beatle Paul McCartney is still going strong, and will bring his concert tour to Petco Park Sunday in his first public appearance in San Diego in 38 years.

Sir Paul — who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth — last played here in 1976 at what was then known as the San Diego Sports Arena. He played a private show in Rancho Santa Fe in 2003.

McCartney and his band have been playing Beatles staples during their tour, with shows reportedly lasting three hours.

Because Petco Park’s 42,000 or so tickets have sold-out, authorities are suggesting attendees take public transportation to the ballpark.

All three trolley lines serve the East Village and Gaslamp Quarter. Passengers are encouraged to board a trolley by 6:30 p.m. at the latest. The parking lot next to the Qualcomm Stadium station won’t be available until well after 6 p.m. because of the Chargers game.

North County residents can take Coaster trains that leave the Oceanside Transit Center at 1:50 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. A northbound train to go home is scheduled to depart the downtown San Diego station at midnight.

— City News Service

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.