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Petco and the fans get ready for Thursday

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Padres home opener at Petco Park is this Thursday.

This season, the team has a lot of new faces and even some new features at the stadium. As you can imagine, all of this has fans excited.

If you bump into a patron at Petco Park, you can tell there's some buzz. 

"Business is great so far. I have a lot of expectations for the Padres, high expectations for the Padres," says Shawn Hanna, owner of Sports Palace

Sports Palace is located right down the street from Petco and Hanna says there hasn't been this much buzz about the Padres in over a decade.

"I would say 2004, when they built the park. It was a new park and it was fresh. People wanted to see the product. We were happy about that but since then, this has been the biggest hype."

One thing that has people buzzing is the off season moves new general manager A.J. Preller has made. Big names are coming to town and Sunday night, Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, Jr. were added to that list

It's moves like these that has fans on their toes.

Besides the new players, Petco will have some new attractions for fans. These include a new jumbotron and a new LED wrap to go around the stadium.
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