For San Diego baseball fans, the MLB All-Star Game is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Scheduled to take place July 12 at Petco Park, the 2016 game will feature many of the league’s most prominent players. Before the game, fans can take part in FanFest from July 8-12. The annual event will be a festive and star-studded celebration not only for die-hard baseball fans, but also San Diego residents, business owners, and cheap Petco Park hotels that will be gearing up to welcome tourists into the city.
Petco Park, located in downtown San Diego, has been home to the Padres since 2004. In July 2016, the stadium will join Wrigley field, Yankee Stadium, and a long list of other famous ballparks in MLB All-Star history. This year, fans can look forward to the famed All-Star Sunday, which includes a softball match-up between celebrities and MLB Hall of Fame inductees. Among the celebrities slotted to join the lineup are model Nina Agdal, actor J.K. Simmons, and rocker Pete Wentz. The team will face off against the baseball legends such as Tim Raines and Ozzie Smith, an All-Star veteran who made his Major League Baseball debut as a San Diego Padre.
The first All-Star game took place in 1933 at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, and since then, the tradition has been an integral part of the baseball season. One of the more distinguishing aspects of the game is the incorporation of fan voting into the selection process. This year, fans have already chosen Baltimore Oriole, Adam Jones, who graduated from Morse High School in San Diego. Fans can also expect to get a close-up look at top minor league prospects at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game during All-Star Sunday on July 10. For those who don’t attend any of the games, the weekend will be filled with other exciting events like the concert, which will feature musical guests like Gwen Stefani, One Republic, and Tori Kelly.
Don’t miss the big game when you visit San Diego this July. Buy your tickets online and remember to book your stay at a nearby Petco Park hotel like the Pacific Inn. Our budget-friendly hotel offers easy access to popular attractions like Petco Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the San Diego Convention Center. Click here to book online or call a friendly Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 today.