There's no other place to be on Saturday than at Petco Park celebrating San Diego!
Join local San Diego sports teams, elected officials and community leaders on Saturday, February 11 at Petco Park for the Celebrate San Diego Rally from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This free public celebration in Park at the Park is a collaboration between the San Diego Padres, San Diego Gulls, San Diego Sockers, San Diego State Aztecs, University of San Diego Toreros, University of California, San Diego Tritons, California State University, San Marcos Cougars and Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions and the City of San Diego.
The event will feature special appearances by athletes and leaders who call San Diego home, including Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler, former Charger Rolf Benirschke, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, Padres Manager Andy Green, San Diego State Aztecs Men's Basketball Head Coach Steve Fisher, Aztecs Football Head Coach Rocky Long, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, University of San Diego Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer Ky Snyder, former WNBA athlete Candice Wiggins, Sycuan Tribal Council Chairman Cody Martinez, former Charger Nick Hardwick, and Padres Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman.
Gates to the Park at the Park (Gaslamp Gate on 7th Avenue at K Street and East Village Gate on 10th Avenue at K Street), as well as the Park Blvd. Gate on Park Blvd. at 10th Avenue, will open at 10:00 a.m. PT. Padres Season Ticket Members will have access to a dedicated Member line at each gate by showing their Member card. Standard Petco Park event security measures, including walk-through metal detectors and bag checks will be in place for this event. Service dogs will be the only animals permitted inside the gates.
All guests in attendance will receive a commemorative Celebrate San Diego hat compliments of Sycuan. Adult and youth sizes will be available upon entry while supplies last.
Enjoy live music, interactive games, a Kids Zone, a San Diego Sports Zone, photo booths, games on the wiffle ball field, photos with local spirit squads and mascots and the Padres Hall of Fame. A San Diego Craft Beer Garden will be open for guests 21 and older. A selection of Petco Park concession stands will be open for food and drink purchases, while standard Petco Park policies will be in place for those who wish to bring in outside food. The rally will get underway at 1:00 p.m.
Parking will be free of charge in Padres-controlled lots around the ballpark, including the Lexus Premier Lot (limited spots available) and Tailgate Lot on Imperial Avenue, as well as the Padres Parkade on 10th Avenue at J Street. Parking is expected to fill up quickly. Off-site, paid parking will be available at MTS Garage ($5), 6th and K Parkade ($1/hour), and the San Diego Convention Center Garage ($15). Guests are encouraged to arrive early and take public transportation.
Don't forget your Chargers apparel! Exchange one piece of Chargers clothing or a Chargers hat for a $25 credit at the Padres Majestic Team Store good through May 4, 2017. This offer is good for one (1) Chargers item exchanged for one (1) store credit per adult (aged 18 and older). Three exchange locations will be available, with one near each entrance, including: one on the main concourse inside the Western Metal Supply Co. Building, one inside the Park Blvd. Gate and one inside the Power Alley in right field. Guests are encouraged to line up early to minimize wait times. The Padres will distribute donated clothing items to charitable partners that support our neighbors in need.