The stadium subsequently spawned a building boom in the East Village with condominiums, hotels and the new Central Library.
“Our partnership with the Padres helps us connect more deeply with our hometown community while also raising awareness for local and national animal- welfare causes and finding homes for deserving pets in our own backyard,” said Jim Myers, Petco CEO.
“Petco Park is a remarkable example of the positive impact community partnerships can have. We look forward to building on the relationship and continuing our collective impact with the Padres for many years to come.”
Petco will also present $100 gift cards to its stores to 25 fans sitting in a “lucky row.”
Pre-game ceremonies before the 1:10 p.m. contest against the Miami Marlins will also include recognition of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Deputy Chief Lorraine Hutchinson. The breast cancer survivor is one of 31 honorary bat girls representing Major League Baseball teams.
— City News Service