More than a dozen years after its opening, Petco Park will FINALLY host the All-Star Game in 2016.
The official announcement from Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig arrived Thursday morning, and San Diegans are pumped.
In case you weren't already excited about the 2016 All-Star Game coming to San Diego, watch this: http://t.co/k8RQgnNQfr - San Diego Padres (@Padres) January 15, 2015
Congratulations to #PetcoPark and #SanDiego...we will be hosting the 2016 All-Star game!!!!!!! @Padres - Lisa Remillard (@LisaRemillard) January 15, 2015
The 2016 All-Star Game is coming to @PetcoPark. What an exciting day for the City of San Diego! - Mike Dee (@PadresMikeDee) January 15, 2015
Statement from Selig: "I am very pleased to award the 2016 All-Star Game to the San Diego Padres, who made a detailed and comprehensive... - U-T Padres (@UTPadres) January 15, 2015
2016 will mark the third time the Padres have hosted the All-Star Game, following 1978 and 1992 at Mission Valley's Qualcomm Stadium (then, San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium).