John Moores has some advice for A’s president Dave Kaval and managing partner John Fisher in their quest to fund and build a new ballpark within the city limits of Oakland: Stay strong. The results are worth it, the downside too extreme. Read more here.
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Callaway is bringing a nine-hole golf experience back to the San Diego Padres’ stadium for the third year in a row, with the Links at Petco Park running from the 5th to the 10th of October. Read more and view photo here.
CBS sports writers Matt Snyder and Dayn Perry checked out the food at Petco Park, home of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game that takes place Tuesday night. Read more and view photos here.
The San Diego Padres have announced details surrounding upgrades at Petco Park for 2016. The centerpiece of the updates is a new two-level social space in right-center field inspired by San Diego’s beach lifestyle. Read more here.
Fans of both baseball and golf are turning out in droves for the Links at Petco Park, a golf course that will temporarily exist inside the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park. Read more and view photos here.
San Diego (CA) has been awarded Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game, Commissioner Bud Selig announced on Thursday. It will be the third time the San Diego Padres will host the Midsummer Classic and first at Petco Park. Read more and watch video here.
Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, will mark the 10th anniversary season of its namesake Sunday by presenting a $10,000 check to the San Diego Humane Society. Read more here.
The San Diego Padres have announced their 2014 promotional schedule, which includes a throwback series against the Chicago Cubs (May 22-25) with the Padres wearing their retro 1984 brown and orange jerseys for three games. Read more here. It also appears that Petco Park will be getting a few upgrades. Read more here.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Petco Park for Jerry Coleman, who served as broadcaster for the San Diego Padres for four decades. Coleman, 89, died Jan. 5. He won four World Series titles with the New York Yankees and was the only major leaguer who saw combat in both World War II and Korea, flying a combined 120 missions as a Marine Corps pilot. Read more here.
New plans for the long-awaited Ballpark Village on the the triangular-shaped block across from Petco Park have been unveiled by the developer. The estimated cost is from $225 million to $250 million. Read more here and view rendering here.
When the folks from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) couldn’t convince the San Diego Padres to drop pet-store chain PETCO as a ballpark sponsor or the Miami Marlins to reverse course on the aquariums behind home plate at the new Marlins Park, they used the teams’ buy-a-brick programs to get their message across. Read more here
As part of an advertising deal with TaylorMade, the San Diego Padres attached an 80-foot, 950-pound model of the golf company’s R11 driver to the right-field foul pole at Petco Park. Now, this sounds really nifty, but it falls short of the Eveleth (MN) standard. While the shaft and grip part of the club is the real replica deal, the R11 head is merely a 14-foot-wide by eight-foot-tall image. Read more and view video here.
A report commissioned by the San Diego Regional Development Corp. indicates that the orginal $300 million development of Petco Park in downtown San Diego brought in a 7.6 percent annual rate of return on investment over the past 10 years, which far surpasses the original forcast of 1.7 percent. Of course, there are those who dispute the study, which was done by Minnesota-based Conventions, Sports & Leisure. Read more here.