SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced that FanFest presented by State Farm on Saturday, February 9 will be the first opportunity for fans to guarantee their seats for some of the biggest match-ups of the 2013 season, including the New York Yankees' first-ever visit to Petco Park.
The Padres Budweiser 6-Pack, which goes on sale at FanFest, includes the choice of one Yankees game (either Friday Aug. 2 or Sunday Aug. 4), and five additional games, with Opening Day and select other games excluded. The Budweiser 6-Pack is available in three seating locations, with prices starting at $99. The package will be available online, at the Petco Park box office and by phone at 619.795.5555 beginning at 7:30 a.m. on February 9. Additionally, tickets will be on sale at two locations inside the ballpark during the event. Visit www.padres.com for the complete 2013 schedule, including game times (subject to change). As always, Members receive the best seats, prices and benefits. Blue, Gold and Platinum Memberships are on sale now.
The annual daylong event at Petco Park is free and open to the public. Gates open to the general public at 10:00 a.m. Padres Members receive exclusive early access from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Members will be sent printable early entry passes via email. Beginning today, fans who are not Members can pre-register at no cost at www.padres.com/fanfest for a special pass allowing them to enter at 9:30 a.m.
FanFest presented by State Farm will run until 4:00 p.m. Free parking will be provided in four locations: the three surface lots along Imperial Avenue (southeast side of Petco Park) and the Padres Parkade garage (10th Ave at J St).
More than two dozen Padres players will be in attendance, as well as alumni, broadcasters and members of the front office. Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs, tour the clubhouse, run the bases and catch fly balls in the outfield.
In addition, the Padres Foundation will host its annual Garage Sale. This year, the Garage Sale will have a new dedicated location inside the Park Blvd Gate. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase rare, one-of-a-kind Padres items, including game-used jerseys and batting helmets, with proceeds going to the Padres Foundation.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early at FanFest to get their first choice of autograph session vouchers and Garage Sale merchandise. A full schedule of the day's events, as well as a list of participants, will be released next week. The most up-to-date information can be found online at www.padres.com/fanfest.