Padres celebrate 10 years at Petco Park - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Padres celebrate 10 years at Petco Park

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Padres celebrated the 10th anniversary of Petco Park at Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which also included a pregame "opening day" ceremony.

The Dodgers won 3-2 in Tuesday's game.

The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by David Wells, who threw the first pitch at Petco Park when it opened, and two of his teammates from the 2004 Padres -- Brian Giles, who had the first hit at the stadium, and Mark Loretta, who hit the team's first home run there.

Although it was their second regular-season game, the Padres dubbed their first day game of the season as opening day, with a ceremony beginning at approximately 3:10 p.m. that included the unfurling of the Holiday Bowl Big Flag, held by U.S. Navy chief petty officers in celebration of the 121st anniversary of the rank.

The national anthem was performed by 16-year-old Timyra-Joi Beatty, a San Diego native who competed on the fifth season of the NBC singing competition "The Voice."

The Padres drew a Petco Park-record crowd 45,567 for Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Dodgers. The previous record was 45,496 for their 2009 opener, also against the Dodgers.

https://twitter.com/AliciaCBS8/status/450981041004503040

  • <div style="font-weight:bolder;font-size:22px;">SPORTS <a href ="/Global/category.asp?C=149655" style="font-size:12px;padding-left:220px;">more sports &raquo;</a></div>SportsMore>>

  • Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win

    Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:09:33 GMT
    American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. 
    Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. 
  • Jets' Patterson: no-show claims 'completely false'

    Jets' Patterson: no-show claims 'completely false'

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:32:07 GMT
    Dimitri Patterson disputes the New York Jets' version of his mysterious absence. 
    Dimitri Patterson disputes the New York Jets' version of his mysterious absence. 
  • Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

    Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:19:12 GMT
    North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation left a walk-on receiver with a possible... 
    North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on... 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.