San Diego to host All Star Game in 2016


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.

Play ball!

In case you weren’t already excited about the 2016 All-Star Game coming to San Diego, watch this: - 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).

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Source: DiscoverSD