San Diego Padres release 2013 schedule

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today released the club’s schedule for the 2013 regular season, which includes the first-ever visit to Petco Park by the New York Yankees. The team will open the season on the road against the New York Mets on Monday, April 1 and will continue on to Colorado for a three-game series against the Rockies before the home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, April 9. Following the opening series, the Padres will host the Colorado Rockies for three games to close out the first homestand of the season.

Interleague play in 2013 will bring the New York Yankees to town (August 2-4) for the first time since the Padres have been playing at Petco Park, which opened in 2004. Additionally, the Padres will make their third-ever trip to Boston in 2013 (July 2-4). Interleague play will also include three home games against the Toronto Blue Jays (May 31-June 2), four games against the Baltimore Orioles, two at Camden Yards (May 14-15) and two at Petco Park (August 6-7), and four games against the Seattle Mariners, two at Safeco Field (May 27-28) and two at Petco Park (May 29-30).

Home weekends for the Padres in 2013 include series against the Nationals, Blue Jays, Yankees, Mets and Cubs, in addition to the four other National League West teams. San Diego will be home against Arizona on Father’s Day (June 16), and will host San Francisco on Labor Day (September 2).

The Padres will wrap up their home season hosting the Dodgers (September 20-22) and Diamondbacks (September 23-26), before going on the road for the three final games of the regular season in San Francisco (September 27-29).

Fans who wish to receive notification regarding updates to the 2013 schedule, including pre-sale and waitlist information for the New York Yankees’ first visit to Petco Park, may sign up for Padres e-mail or text notifications at www.padres.com/updates. Fans wanting to guarantee their access to tickets now to see the Padres host the Yankees can renew or purchase season tickets through a Padres Platinum, Gold or Blue Membership. Seat locations for 2013 Memberships are currently on sale. Members enjoy all the traditional benefits of being a Season Ticket Holder, as well as access to more customized, year-round benefits, events and discounts than ever before. For more information regarding Padres Memberships, please call 619.795.5555 or visit www.padres.com.