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Padres stick with Petco for stadium naming rights

Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres have extended a naming rights deal for their Petco Park stadium.

Petco and the Padres have agreed to extend the naming rights for Petco Park in San Diego, California, through the 2027 MLB season.

The two-year extension on this now 17-year relationship is emblematic of the continued strength and recognition of the iconic Petco brand and the company’s strong roots in San Diego, the pair said.

Under the new agreement, Petco will continue to be featured prominently throughout the ballpark with dynamic signage featuring its new logo and will continue to partner with the Padres on exciting activations and promotions during each season.

Petco Park (often referred to simply as “Petco”) has become more than a ballpark and serves as a jewel venue throughout San Diego and Southern California.

The home of the Padres was recognised as the best ballpark in America according to USA Today’s 2020 rankings and has hosted many memorable moments in the team’s history, including two NL West Division Titles (2005, 2006), Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman breaking Lee Smith’s all-time saves record and notching his 500th career save, and the 87th edition of MLB’s Mid-Summer Classic in the 2016 All-Star Game.

Throughout its history, Petco Park has hosted numerous non-baseball events showcasing the venue’s versatility by transforming into a dirt track for Monster Jam and Supercross events, a soccer pitch for international soccer matches, a tennis arena for the 2014 Davis Cup, a nine-hole golf experience unlike any other in The Links and a year-round concert venue that has hosted The Rolling Stones, Madonna, The Eagles, Taylor Swift, Billy Joel, Metallica, Journey, Def Leppard and Paul McCartney, among many others.

Petco has also hosted baseball on a global scale as the site of the semi-finals and final for the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic and host of second-round games for the 2009 and 2017 editions of the WBC.

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